After the Kansas City Chiefs defeated the Cincinnati Bengals to win the AFC championship on Sunday night, quarterback Patrick Mahomes thanked God for enabling him to play despite an ankle injury. Then Gracie Hunt posted a prayer on social media.
Hunt, the daughter of team chairman Clark Hunt and Miss Kansas in 2021, posted on Twitter, “Bold prayers honor God & God honors bold prayers.” The Psalm reads, “I called to the Lord in distress: the Lord answered me and put me in a spacious place. The Lord is for me: I will not be afraid. What can a mere mortal do t me? The Lord is my helper: therefore I will look in triumph on those who hate me.”
Before the game, she posted a message about what Sunday’s AFC title game meant to her and her family.
Bold prayers honor God & God honors bold prayers. pic.twitter.com/ys8kg4VYdW
— Gracie Hunt (@gracelynhunt) January 30, 2023
“Tonight, Arrowhead Stadium hosts its fifth-straight AFC championship game,” Hunt wrote. “It’s an opportunity for this team to bring home the Lamar Hunt Trophy, named after my grandfather. He would be so proud of this organization and of every person, both on and off the field, for their grit.
“This is more than the game of football; this is a family. We are all united by our love for the game, our love for this city and our love for each other. Chiefs Kingdom, let’s run it back to Arizona!”
Hunt, who is 22, has been outspoken about her faith.
“What keeps me grounded first and foremost is my faith and my relationship with Jesus Christ and then having a solid family that believes in me, that encourages me in what I want to pursue and that gives it to me hard when they know that I need to improve in this area,” Hunt said in a previous interview.
She described her father as someone who “loves God first, loves his wife second and loves all of us as a family better than anything I could’ve ever hoped for.”
–Dwight Widaman | MV