Prayer For Athlete
All-powerful Lord, help me to play the game with all my energy and strength. Help me keep my sense of humor during the stress of the game, and the grace to follow the rules. Settle my temper so that I treat everyone with courtesy. Fill me with endurance to keep going with all my energy all the way to the end of the game. Amen.
Dear God, thank you for giving me life and my athletic abilities. Help me to play well, to use my talents to the fullest. Help me to use them as gifts from you. Be with me when I need to play hurt, when I have to deal with the pain of injury, disappointment or losing. Most of all, help me never to quit in my efforts to be open to you. For I believe your full coming into my life is the way to real life, in all I do. I believe it is the way of my becoming the truly human person you destined me to be. Amen.
Help me to play the game, dear Lord, with all my might and main;
Grant me the courage born of right, a heart to stand the strain
Send me a sense of humor, Lord, to laugh when victory's mine;
To laugh, if I should meet defeat, without a fret or whine
Give me the grace to follow rules, to fess up when I'm wrong,
When silence or some other thing wins plaudits from the throng
When foes are tough and fighting fierce and I am getting weak,
Dear God, don't ever let me show a broad, bright, yellow streak.
And teach me, Lord, life's game to play just one day at a time.
With Thee as coach and trainer, Lord, real victory must be mine.
All-knowing Savior, the training and rigor is not fun. It is tough and I am not enjoying it. Help me heart to fully realize that the training will yield bountiful fruit. Strengthen my weak hands and feeble knees. Make my path straight and give me the perseverance and grace to complete my training with all my effort and with a good attitude. Amen.
Heavenly Father, you promised that you would not abandon me. I have a really tough game today, and I am nervous. Our opponents are very good, and we need to win this game. Help the team work well and communicate with each other. Help us hit our mark and not make mistakes. Calm or minds so we can think clearly and play our best. Amen.
Thanks God, for giving me life; and talents for my participation in sports.
Help me to play well, to use my powers to the full, to see them as gifts from you.
Be with me when I need to play hurt, when I have to deal with the pain of injury,
Keep me aware of the brotherhood/sisterhood I have with all athletes, even when
they are opponents; free me from the temptation to fake, to foul, to cheat.
I need to see that dedication to the cause will mean suffering, but let me know that
it is the kind of suffering that leads to new life and greater maturity.
Help me play with heart, and never lose heart.
Most of all, help me never to quit in my efforts to be open to you. For I believe your
full coming into my life is the way to real life, in all I do; I believe it is the way of my
becoming the truly human person you destined me to be.
Sweet and loving Lord, I am on my knees before you today, asking for your protection over everyone that comes to see my game. Please keep them all safe on their way to my game, during my game, and on their way home from the game. Keep them from injury, sickness, or harm of any kind. In your name, I pray. Amen.
Today is game day and I place myself in your loving hands. Help me to be a good
sport. I pray that I do not seek individual glory or accolades, but rather that I play
for your glory and for the good of my team. I pray that all who play this game today
are protected from physical harm.
And, my Lord, help me to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. I pray that I
play to the best of my ability and to give honor to you by accepting my position and
my place in the lineup.
Loving God, I pray for those who watch from the stands that they, too, give glory to
you by accepting, without prejudice, the rules and decisions of the game today. May
their hearts be filled with joy and gladness that you have given them the ultimate
gifts they watch this day: the players.
Dear God, I pray for the coaches and referees that they too experience your loving
guidance in the decisions they make today. For those who work behind the scenes
to make this day enjoyable and for the founders and supporters of (Insert School/
Finally, I pray to you, Loving God, that you enjoy this game today and bestow on
each of us wisdom and acceptanceno matter the outcome of the final score. With
you in our hearts, we are all winners. Amen