Over a year ago in the midst of the Covid pandemic, I made an appeal that those fans who were still attending sports events, and those fans who in the future would return to attendance make a change. During the playing of the national anthem, I suggested that fans simply stand and pray, rather than sing the national anthem or stand silently. No need to protest some various social issue. The simple act of standing and praying meets all needs.
You can pray for the 600,000 plus people in the United States of America who have died from Covid. You can pray for those who refuse to wear a mask or get vaccinated during this pandemic. You can pray for kindness to be the first choice of people. You can pray that countries take care of people so they do not have to flee to another country just to have a decent life. You can pray for a political system that does what it is supposed to do. You can pray that we act as caretakers of the planet Earth, and protect the resources it provides us. You can pray for peace so we do not have to send people off to fight senseless wars where at the end, no one has "won". You can pray that each of us acknowledge the fact that there is a Creator, a God, or whatever label you have assigned. The list of what you can pray for goes on, and on, and on. You know what to pray for.
So I ask you to act. During the national anthem, please Stand and Pray for those items most closest to your personal walk in this world. #StandAndPray.