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It is not wrong to pray to beat the Australians

In 1903-04, en route to Australia, Pelham Warner asked Bishop Welldon, who was on the same ship to Australia, "Bishop, is it wrong to pray to beat the Australians?"

Bishop replied, "My dear Warner, anything that tends to the prestige of England is worth praying for."

A reassured Warner said, "I'll pray every night and morning and on the field."