Jeremy Lin Reveals Charlotte Hornets Have Bible Study

Lin Says He's Praying for Teammates' Relationship With God

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Charlotte Hornets guard Jeremy Lin (7) drives to the basket as Miami Heat forward Justise Winslow (20) looks on during the first half at American Airlines Arena. |

Months after praying for chemistry with his Charlotte Hornets teammates, point guard Jeremy Lin is revealing that some of the players are now uniting over their Christian faith.

In an email sent to his digital prayer group, Lin requested that people pray for the Hornets players who are taking part in a new Bible study.

"Prayer for our team as we've started a Bible study and many of my teammates have shown a hunger to either learn more about Christ or strengthen their relationship with God," the 27-year-old Christian athlete requested of his prayer group.

After a tumultuous season with the Los Angeles Lakers last year, Lin expressed thankfulness to God after being selected by the Charlotte Hornets during his free agency last summer.

"Praise God for me landing in Charlotte!! I truly believe God specifically placed me in Charlotte, as He left one obvious door open and closed the rest," Lin wrote last August. "Initially, Charlotte wasn't even on my list of top destinations, but my journey has always had unexpected but divine turns and surprises."

He went on to request "prayer that I would build great chemistry with coach Clifford and my teammates in Charlotte," and "prayer that I wouldn't fall into a complacent or comfortable state spiritually during an offseason with less stress/pressure, but that I would greatly thirst and desire God's presence daily."

Last year, Lin introduced his digital prayer group to fans who receive an email of prayers after subscribing on his website.

"The journey I've been on has had its ups and downs and I appreciate all of your support throughout. Some of you have asked how to pray for me so I decided to start a prayer group where I can send out requests for those that want to pray and support," Lin wrote on his website last year. "Please feel free to share with others you think would be interested. So much of what happens is out of our control, but prayer has been a place I have consistently found peace with God."

Last May, Lin emailed those in his prayer group to thank them for lifting him in prayer during a season where he described himself as feeling "burned out" with a lack of passion.

"Praise God for helping me through this past season. Also, thank God for all you prayer warriors," Lin said in the May email addressed to his prayer group, which reads, "Jeremy's Prayer Requests 8." "This was the first year that I've sent out prayer requests and it is something I plan on continuing because I feel SO blessed to have people willing to pray and support me spiritually!"

The NBA player has made it clear that his spiritual life is a big part of his game and previously spoke about the importance of learning to grow spiritually for improved peace on the court.

"When I was a rookie, I put myself through mental torment. I can't do that anymore," Lin said in a Los Angeles Times report. "So now I'm just growing more as a person spiritually and just learning to surrender it all. It gives me a lot of peace, man."

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