Super Bowl prayers plentiful at orange and blue church services in Denver

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DENVER -- The Road to the Championship wound down Sunday, with the ultimate success of the season on the line. And if Colorado churches have anything to do with it, the Broncos would run away with a Super Bowl win.

At Denver First Church, the pews looked a lot like a football stadium awash in orange. Their Sunday best was a T-shirt or jersey.

"I won't go into the underwear. But they are orange too," said Broncos fan Dave Winckel, who was wearing an orange blazer, blue suspenders and an orange wig.

There's No. 18, No. 7 and No. 10. They left no doubt who was No. 1 -- besides Christ.

"Miracles happen. I'm a Broncos fan today," Pastor Shawn Siegfreid said.

He was a born Kansas City Chiefs fan who Sunday supported his congregation.

"Let's be people not just of a party, but of people of prayer," Siegfreid said.

Many said a little prayer about the biggest football game in the world.

"I just want the Broncos to win. I want Peyton, if this is his last game, to go out a winner," Winckel said.

"I want them to win, who doesn't?" said church member Kris Rousselle.

She said she also prays the team will be safe. But even in a state where football is like a religion, church-goers realize it's just a game and whoever wins or loses won't change their life, like believing in a higher power.

"It's a trivial matter to many on who wins the game today. There are certain aspects of the world that are more important than who wins the Super Bowl,” Siegfreid said.

But he praised the fellowship this day brings, uniting friends and family in orange. Each hoping a win would be heaven sent, but knowing it's in God's hands.

"I don't know if one team has more Christians than the other that he (God) favors them, because he made everybody," said Jerry Rousselle.


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