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Oklahoma Softball Team Prays Together After WCWS Win

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Oklahoma Softball Team Prays Together After WCWS Win

By Movieguide® Contributor

For the fourth year in a row, the Oklahoma Sooners softball team won an NCAA National Championship.

After their win, the Sooners gave the glory back to God, praying together on the field in front of thousands of fans.

In a video shared by Christhlete on Instagram, the team chaplain, Sarah Roberts, is seen surrounded by the Oklahoma players as they pray together.

After the game, Roberts took to social media to share her honest thoughts on the season.

“They went through so much this year on and off the field that a lot of times I felt so helpless but never hopeless. I knew prayer was the least yet most I could do for them…We fought for connection with God and each other in prayer like never before,” she wrote.

“I watched so much of the world come against them but also saw how the Lord showed them who was For Them…people from all over sent pictures of their hands raised to show the girls they were praying for them,” she continued. “Nobody fights alone!”

“The light of Jesus in them shined brighter than any spotlight on them…I couldn’t be more proud of them!” Roberts concluded, adding Ephesians 3:20-21, which reads, “Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”

Movieguide® previously reported on Roberts’ faith transformation:

Roberts also revealed how God has transformed her. “I’m like Paul,” she said. “I’m not who I used to be, but I’m not where I want to be. I’m still a work in progress.” 

Growing up, she found her value in how well she performed.

However, one day she discovered that “There’s nothing you can do to make God love you anymore, and there’s nothing you can do to make God love you any less.” 

“That just transformed how my mind worked, how I looked at my relationship with God as not a transactional relationship but a transformational one,” Roberts expressed. 

Members of the Sooners softball team have been vocal about their faith, too.

Third baseman Alyssa Brito helped baptize some of her teammates earlier this year.

“God, Your timing is good. You have a beautiful and perfect way of writing Your story,” she wrote in a post about the baptism. “Thank you for a gentle reminder today, that we rejoice and we PRAISE You, not this world.”


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