Lord and Father of us all,
as we open the Tionglian games,
we ask for your special blessing...
May this tournament build up our brotherhood
so that our unity as Filipino-Chinese community
may strengthen the nation.
In fair and honest play, help us to imbibe
the values of discipline, excellence and teamwork
so that we may become better citizens
and active participants in nation building.
May the energy and excitement of these gatherings
enliven and inspire our teams and our school communities;
may it teach us to aim high and to work hard,
to pray with trust and to persevere with courage,
to face all challenges with hope
and to rejoice at every victory;
surpassing the limitations we sometimes impose on ourselves
in order to achieve—and even raise—our goals and dreams
not only for ourselves and for our schools
but for our country and yours.
May your Spirit be the soul of our game
the fire of our passion
and the bond of our unity
today, throughout this tournament,
and through the rest of our lives. Amen.