“Not known as a particularly religious person, Paul Bryant carried a prayer in his wallet. He was known to frequently pull it out and read it to the individuals and teams he was coaching.”
The prayer appears below.
“This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. What I do today is very important because I am exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes, this day will be gone forever, leaving something in its place I have traded for it. I want it to be gain, not loss–good, not evil. Success, not failure in order that I shall not forget the price I paid for it.”