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Looking for a prayer for a specific group or purpose? Gray boxes above each post designate "categories" such as Coach Prayers, Athlete Prayers, Team Prayers and Parent Prayers. Click on a category below to get a list of similar prayers. Prayers are also sort-able by "tags" within each post that you can click on.

A Sports Parent's Prayer

Lord, give me the eyes to see you in my children, your heart to love them and your gentleness to help them grow. Give me your wisdom to guide them and your strength when I need to let them go. Amen.

Saint Sebastian Prayer

St. Sebastian, watch over these athletes during the game today. We ask God to help the athletes to have fun, play hard and do their best. Teach the athletes to be kind and fair to the opponents and to play with good sportsmanship. As in athletics may these athletes strive diligently and tirelessly...

An Athlete's Prayer

The significance of oneself cannot be measured by the fame and glory of my athletic accomplishments but by the love and compassion I have shown to others every day of my life, without fame or glory or thanks just in the name of love.  May all the little things we do for one another count as the most...

A Prayer for Transformation


Loving Father,
I invite you into my life today
and make myself available to you.
Help me to become the-best-version-of-myself
by seeking your will and becoming a living example
of your love in the world.
Open my heart to the areas of my life that need to change
in order for me to carry out t...

A Team Prayer

Loving God, the followers of Jesus were filled with zeal to lead others to Christ. Help us to grow in faith and love, so that we as teammates zealously proclaim the Gospel through our joy in play. Inspire our words and our actions so that others may see our love for you and long to know you. We ask this th...

A Sports Parent's Prayer

God, I thank you for the wonderful blessing it is to watch my children play sports. Thank you for the smile that it brings to their face and for the ways in which sports help them to grow in virtue and skill. I ask that as they participate you protect them from injury and harm and bless them wit...

A Coach's Prayer

Lord, help me to be for these children a model of faith and love. Through my words and actions, may I show them what it means to be a Christian and how to live that faith through a participation in sports. May they know love through my caring for them personally and taking the time to help them grow in...

A Prayer for Teams

Heavenly Father, you sent John the Baptist to preach and baptize so that the world could be prepared for the coming of your Son, Jesus Christ. Help us to do our part in the world today to teach people about Jesus and help us to share the message of the gospel by how we talk, act and play on our team i...

A Team Prayer to the Blessed Virgin Mary

Holy Mother of God, we ask for your prayers during this practice that you might help lead us closer to God through our participation on this team. We ask that you keep us safe this week and lift up all the prayers we hold in our hearts to God, that we may come to know Him more fu...

David & Goliath: Scripture & Prayer for Teams

The story of David & Goliath is one that's familiar to most Christians and sports fans, as we regularly refer to "David beating Goliath" when a team upsets a favored opponent. Yet there's so much more to this story of faith and courage. Read the scripture below with your...

A Prayer for Athletes

Heavenly Father, through St. Paul you admonish us to "run so as to win" in our athletic pursuits, while keeping our eyes on the eternal glory of heaven. May we always take the lessons we learn in sports and use them to help us grow in faith, hope and love. Help us to follow the example of your sain...

An Athlete's Prayer for Sports Parents

God, thank you for the gift of my family and the sacrifices they make so that I can play sports. Thank you for their love and support, thank you for the hours they spend driving me to practices and games, sitting in the stands, and lending an ear when I need to talk through a diffi...

A Prayer for Athletes

God, you so loved the world that you sent your son to take on flesh and become man. That as one of us He would die for our sins and rise from the dead so that we might have life eternal. We pray especially today in thanksgiving for the gift of life. We pray in thanksgiving for our own lives, for th...

A Coach's Prayer (St. Joseph)

Dear God, you give us the example of Saint Joseph as a leader and a protector of the Holy Family, a man of great love and faith to whom you entrusted your son Jesus. I thank you for the gift of these athletes who you have entrusted to my care as a coach. I know that you created them in your...

A Prayer for Athletes

Almighty God, we praise your holy name and rejoice in the gift of this day, our families, teammates and coaches. We thank you for the gift of participating in this sport, that our bodies are able and our minds challenged by the exercise before us. We thank you for the example of those who have gone...

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