Why Tim Tebow Inspires America

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Tebow's Faithful Tweet, Facebook Their Prayers

Denver Broncos quarterback Tim Tebow took a secret weapon into Thursday night’s come-from-behind, last-minute 17-13 win against the New York Jets. Prayer. Well, that’s no secret, as anybody knows who has ever watched Tebow take a knee as he thanks his heavenly Father right there on the field. His familiar gridiron genuflection is now called “Tebowing” — one knee on the turf, head bowed, one hand holding his helmet, the other cupping his forehead as he asks for divine assistance.

His critics are relentless — pooh-poohing his abilities, scoffing at his readiness to move up from college ball to the pros. However, he’s now 4 and 1 for the season — as in four wins, one loss against Detroit. And his secret weapon? Thousands of fans are praying for him. Thursday night just before the kickoff, the unabashed Christian athlete posted ”Colossians 3:15 GB²” on Facebook.

Quickly 6,000 people had “liked” his post and more than 1,000 had left comments. Colossians 3:15, of course, proclaims: “And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.”

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