As the Eagles get ready to face the Patriots on Sunday at Super Bowl LII, offensive lineman Stefen Wisniewski says he’s turning to prayer to keep him locked in on the Lord.
“For me, prayer is kind of a resetting of my mind on God,” Wisniewski said in August 2017 during an interview with Faith on the Field. “Taking my mind off temporary things I can see and setting it on the eternal God.”
In 2016, he told FCA Magazine that his prayer time before games is something he tries to replicate every week.
“I intentionally bring Jesus into my games by praying a lot before every game,” Stefen said. “I really feel that gives me a great sense of peace. During competition, just saying a short prayer to reset my mind on God. Always making sure to thank Him after the game for watching over me and for all that He did for me during that game.”
Wisniewski was signed to a three-year deal in March of 2017 by the Eagles and stepped in at left guard to start 11 games and keep their offense rolling despite the loss of All-Pro Jason Peters.
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Wisniewski, a Penn State grad, was selected in 48th overall in the second round of the 2011 NFL Draft by the Raiders. After moving to Jacksonville for a season in 2015, Stefen arrived in Philadelphia. He immediately came to a team with other Christian brothers like Trey Burton, Jordan Hicks, Nick Foles and Carson Wentz.
“My favorite Bible verse is Ephesians 2:10: “For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.”
“We are what God does,” says Wisniewski. “He’s constantly working on us, constantly shaping us and He does it through our life circumstances and our relationships. It’s a lifelong process. I love that.”
On Super Bowl Sunday, keep an eye on number 61 as he blocks and protects on the Eagles offensive line, looking to help bring a Super Bowl championship to Philadelphia for the first time ever.