Pregame Scriptures & Prayer Circle

Please always be respectful of our THSSBC tradition before each game.

Your host, the Austin Royals, are excited to celebrate this long held Texas tradition with you! 

It has been good to greet old friends and meet new faces!!!

Prior to tip-off of each game:

As is our custom, both opponents will meet in our traditional Prayer Circle at mid-court to read our Scripture verses and to honor our Lord Jesus Christ in unity through prayer. 

We will bless each other before we compete giving God the glory! 

Scriptures for each day will be posted on the score table, so bringing a Bible is not necessary. 

Please don’t forget to invite our referees to pray and to treat them with the utmost respect throughout the competition.

HOME team reads the Scripture verses

VISITOR team will lead a brief prayer of blessings for all

PLEASE DO NOT BEGIN THE GAME UNTIL THE TIME IN THE PRAYER CIRCLE IS COMPLETED.

Game 1 (2023 Theme Verse)

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all of these things shall be added unto you

Matthew 6:33

Game 2

But you, take courage! Do not let your hands be weak, for your work shall be rewarded.

2 Chronicles 15:7

Game 3

For God has not given us a spirit of fear and timidity, but of power, love, and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7
Game 4

Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Game 5

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.
Joshua 1:9