Apparently I tend to get a nervous look when I wait outside my room at a tournament. I think this because on several occasions my friends have stopped me in the narrow hallway and asked to pray for me, to which I respond, "Awwwwwwww.... ok."
I remember the first time someone prayed for me outside a round. It was actually my first round at my first tournament ever, and I was more than a bit nervous. I knew my speech well, so I wasn't worried about that, but rather that I'd just do something else wrong. I could forget to thank the judges for judging or accidentally thank them for timing or something horrendous. Remember, I was brand new to this. So my nerves probably showed. One of my first speech and debate companions waited outside my room with me and then offered to pray for me. That was awesome. She is awesome.
Since then, I have been able to pray with and for many of my speechanddebater friends. Which is amazing. No one tells us to pray for each other, we just do. I love that. We could all use it, too.
You're homeschooled, and I love it when we pray for each other before a round.