CowboyWay.com

The Cowboy's Prayer

"The Cowboy's Prayer," written by Clem McSpadden, has been widely popular and recited for decades before the beginning of rodeos everywhere. During that time, whether intentionally or unintentionally, the words to the original prayer have been altered and numerous, but similar, versions of it exist today. Below is one version of the highly popular "The Cowboy's Prayer."

You might also like: The Roy Rogers Prayer.

The Cowboy's Prayer by Clem McSpadden

Our gracious and heavenly Father, we pause in the midst of this festive occasion, mindful of the many blessings you have bestowed upon us.

As cowboys, Lord, we don't ask for any special favors. We ask only that you will let us compete in this arena as in the arena of life.

We don't ask that we never break a barrier, draw around a chute-fighting horse, or draw a steer that just won't lay. We don't even ask for all daylight runs.

We only ask that you help us to compete in life as honest as the horses we ride and in a manner as clean and pure as the wind that blows across this great land of ours.

Help us, Lord, to live our lives in such a manner that when we make that last inevitable ride to the country up there, where the grass grows lush, green and stirrup high, and the water runs cool, clear and deep, that you, as our last Judge, will tell us that our entry fees are paid.

Amen.

Below: Cowboys bow their heads in prayer before a ranch rodeo.

Cowboys in prayer


About The Cowboy's Prayer and Clem McSpadden

Born and raised on a ranch in Oklahoma, Clem McSpadden (1925 – 2008) lived a long and full life with many accomplishments to his name. He served in the Navy during World War II, was a United States Congressman, worked successfully as a radio and television broadcaster, and was a husband, father, and grandfather.

In the world of rodeo, however, he is best known for his decades-long career as a highly popular and successful rodeo announcer all across the United States and Canada, as well as for being the general manager of the National Finals Rodeo for 18 years (while it was held in Oklahoma City). He is also well known as the author of "The Cowboy's Prayer," above.


 

Link To This Page

If you found this page useful or interesing and would like to link to it from your own website or blog, you can use the small code snippet below to make a link. Thanks!

Use ctrl+C in Windows or command+C on a Mac to copy the link.

<a href=""></a>

Below: Like and share this page on Facebook!


CowboyWay Facebook
CowboyWay Facebook



Search For Items

 

 

More Pages On CowboyWay.com and Other Websites

Disclosures / Privacy Policy

CowboyWay.com

Some images and/or other content on this website are copyright © their respective owners.
All other material copyright © 1999 - 2017 by CowboyWay.com - All Rights Reserved

Miscellaneous

Is Bronc Riding Cruel?

Rodeo News

Recipes

Coupon Codes

Links

Photos / Posters
Photos of cowboys, cowgirls, horses, and more, often accompanied by text, descriptions, or other information. Also posters for sale.

SmugMug Photos
Photos of cowboys, cowgirls, horses, and more. These photos are for sale, or simply fun to look at.

Sitemap

Check Your Email

Contact CowboyWay

CowboyWay Facebook   CowboyWay Facebook

CowboyWay.com is not responsible in any manner for the content found within the CowboyWay website. If you choose to use any of the information on CowboyWay you are doing so at your own risk. It is your responsibility to verify any information found on CowboyWay. Further, CowboyWay is not responsible for the content of any website that can be reached through a link found on CowboyWay. Period.