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Supermodel Gisele Bundchen has sent a message to friends and family to pray for her husband, the Patriot's quarterback Tom Brady.
The New York Post reported the email message written by the 31-year-old Victoria's Secret model.
"My sweet friends and family, this Sunday will be a really important day in my husband's life," wrote Bundchen ahead of the Feb. 5 Super Bowl.
"He and his team worked so hard to get to this point and now they need us more than ever to send them positive energy so they can fulfill their dream of willing this Super Bowl," continued the model.
"So I kindly ask all of you to join me on this positive chain and pray for him, so he can feel confident, healthy and strong. Envision him happy and fulfilled experiencing with his team a victory this Sunday," urged Bundchen.
In closing, she wrote, "Thank you for your love and support. Love, G :)"
Bundchen revealed confusion and surprise when she realized The Post had acquired a copy of her message, and indicated that the email was only meant for her inner circle.
The New England Patriots will take on the New York Giants at the NFL's Super Bowl XLVI this Sunday in Indianapolis, Indiana.
Many reports refer to Brady as one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, and the 34-year-old will make his fifth Super Bowl appearance facing the Giants Feb. 5. Long before those matches, Brady was playing football for Notre Dame in 1998.
"I think those experiences of competition, those serve you well as you mature," Brady told Michigan Live. "I think I was very fortunate in college to go through some pretty stiff competition in order to withstand that competition once you get to the next level."
"A lot of lessons that I learned when I was 18, 19 years old have served me well when I was 23 and 24," Brady continued.
The quarterback has accomplished more in his 12-year NFL career than he had ever imagined when the New England Patriots made him a sixth round selection in the 2000 NFL draft.
With a record that outshines any other quarterback in the Super Bowl era, since 1966, Brady has won three Super Bowl championships in his career and has led New England to 124 victories in 159 regular-season starts.
"Life is about taking advantage of opportunities," added Brady ahead of Super Bowl XLVI. "You never know when you're going to get them … You try to go out there and be confident in yourself so you can inspire confidence in others."