World Series Hero Soto Finds Faith in Prayer
So many dream of playing in Game 7 of the World Series, and tonight exactly 50 men will have that opportunity.
It’s hard to say who will appreciate it more, but 20-year-old star Juan Soto must be near the top.
Though he entered the majors last year as a mere teenager, his meteoric rise is fueled by being grounded in faith and prayer.
After helping the Washington Nationals beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the playoffs, Soto posted to his popular Instagram page in Spanish: “Humble yourselves before the Lord, and He will exalt you, James 4:10.”
Regularly seen praying together with teammates before games all season, Soto also prays with his family for strength prior to games.
“We just prayed before the game. And we told Him that we just need His help. You know, go help, and right now and get the opportunity and just, get on it,” Soto told CNS News during an interview.
During a recent playoff postgame interview, Soto reiterated the importance of prayer and family in his life.
“They give me the love I need,” Soto said to NBC Sports Washington. “If I’m good, if I’m bad, they always have been right there for me. They are everything.”
Soto realizes he’s been blessed with a gift from God and is thankful for every minute.
“It’s a blessing from God, to be here in the big leagues and play baseball like I have. I never thought I’d be this talented of a player,” he told CNS News.