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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 Prayer for the Upcoming Season

Dear Lord, we thank you for the gift of this team and the journey we are about to embark upon. As we begin this season, we ask that you be with us every step of the way. Bless our practice and games and grant us protection from injury. Grant us focus and determination in our effort to im...

A Prayer for the Servant Leader 

Lord, as we discern the meaning of our call to servant leadership, help us recognize the ways you seek to minister through our lives. Inspired by the knowledge of your abiding presence, may we have the courage to reach out and support one another, to stand firm in what is true, to decrea...

A Servant's Prayer for Athletes

Lord God, you call us to live life in all its fullness, following the path set out by Jesus your Son. As we reflect on Jesus’ leadership as Servant, we ask you to deepen our desire to imitate his example. May our exercise of the unique gifts you have given each of us be a faithful reflect...

Saint Joseph the Worker Prayer

Practice can be hard work and this popular Christian prayer can be used for athletic teams as well as traditional workers. Try using this as a team to offer both the difficult and the fun parts of your work to God and thank Him for the results that hard work will bring.

St. Joseph, by the w...

A Coach's Prayer

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace.

Where there is frustration, let me show patience.

Where there is confusion, clarity.

Where there is struggle, support.

Where there is success, celebration.

Where there is doubt,  faith.

And where there is hurt, love.

Oh Divine Masters, grant that I may

Greet each...

An Athlete's Prayer

Dear Lord, help us today to truly rely on you in our play.

Proverbs 3: 5-6 can give us inspiration,

Have confidence in the Lord with all your heart.

And lean not on your own understanding.

In all your ways think of Him.

And he will direct your steps.

Let us set aside our egos and remember that only through...

An Athlete's Prayer

As athletes, we seek to be strong. Help us grow in physical strength through our athletic training, but to always recognize that we cannot depend solely on our own strength and abilities. Christ is our true strength. Help us to rely on Christ and always play with gusto for the greater glory of God. 


An Athlete's Prayer

“Run as to win,” St. Paul instructed the Corinthians. In your example St. Paul, help us remember that the discipline it takes to endure the process of physically training our bodies through athletics also relates to the discipline needed in our spiritual lives.  As we play athletics and we compete to...

An Athlete's Prayer

Today Lord we praise and thank you for the gift of playing the great game of (fill in your sport). We ask you to give us the grace to practice the virtues of perseverance and respect in and through our play. Help our team and our opponents play to the best of our abilities, keep us safe and strong an...

Prayer for the Servant Leader

“Whoever wishes to be great among you must be your servant … just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve.” ~ Matthew 20

Jesus in your example, may we seek to truly understand what it means to be a “Servant Leader.” We are called to be kind, helpful, supportive and fair in our r...

Prayer of St. Francis (Peace Prayer)

Lord, make me an instrument of your peace:

where there is hatred, let me sow love;

where there is injury, pardon;

where there is doubt, faith;

where there is despair, hope;

where there is darkness, light;

where there is sadness, joy. 

O divine Master, grant that I may not so much seek

to be...

Team Prayer

Lord Jesus, lead us in building your Kingdom here on earth, especially within our team. Help us to look beyond the everyday things and the struggles to see how everything comes together to bring us closer to you, each other, and ourselves. Help us take advantage of opportunities to dive more deeply into the...

Prayer to St. Sebastian

Dear Commander at the Roman Emperor's court, you chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chose...

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