'Keep God First': NFL Star Lamar Jackson's Powerful Advice to Kids About Prayer, Faith

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Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson recently revealed how he keeps a strong and consistent relationship with God, noting prayer is the centerpiece of his connection to the Almighty.

The NFL star also encouraged kids to rely on God and be consistent in their faith walks.

Jackson commented about prayer when he responded during a May 4 press conference to a question about what it was like to have people just a few years ago challenging his ability to perform as a quarterback. Now he's the highest-paid NFL player, more than proving his proficiency.

"It's not about what people say ... it's about believing in yourself at the end of the day—keeping God first," Jackson said of navigating uncertainty at the time. "I kept Him first at all times, no matter what I went through. ... I just kept my faith with Him, and now we're here."

The player's comments come after he signed a five-year extension with the Ravens, according to Christian Headlines.

Jackson also appeared on "The Wunderkind Show" earlier this month and encouraged young people struggling with grades, to get on a team or just in life more generally to put God first.

"You gotta keep God first [and] pray to God," he said. "You gotta be consistent with God. It's not like ... making a wish ... like seeing a shooting star and just making a wish ... It's not just one time."

In the end, Jackson said it's all about following God's purpose for one's life.

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