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April 22, 2019

Play Like a Champion is proud to introduce yet another new tool for partners looking to integrate faith into their athletic programs. Our Daily Prayers for Champions resource is now live online and can be accessed on the main page of our website at www.playlikeachampion.org or via the Daily Prayers link under the...

A Lenten Prayer for Good Friday

Jesus, no one knows change better than you. You died on the cross, and three days later you rose from the dead. Forty days later you ascended into heaven and left the world transformed for the rest of time. Help me to transform my soul, to die to sin and death and be reborn in your love a...

A Prayer for Holy Thursday

Jesus, in these last few days leading up to Easter, as I recall your passion and death, let me remember that, above all, I am called to feed your sheep. You have given me a model of how to live; may I strive to be all that you created me for, spreading the love of God and the truth of our Cath...

A Prayer for Athletes & Teams

Heavenly Father, we ask that you help our team to grow in the virtue of humility this season. Help each of us individually, as coaches and players, to glorify God for our talents and gifts while working hard to realize those God-given talents to the best of our ability. Help us always to se...

A Coach's Prayer

Dear God, As the kids put on their gym clothes and prepare for today’s practice, let us put on the belt of justice and faithfulness. Let us be champions of the children we coach today. Let them see justice and kindness. Help our gym to be a place where all children feel welcome and included. Let it be a...

A Prayer for Peace

May the Spirit of Wholeness be with you,

Awakening healing power within.

May the Spirit of Harmony

Restore rhythms of body, mind and spirit.

May Love touch you, strengthen you, and give you peace.

Amen.

Our Father, Sacred is Your Word

Our Father, who art in heaven, sacred is your Word. Your kingdom come, your words be heard on earth as they are in heaven. Give us today your sacred Word. Forgive our neglect of it in the past as we forgive those who neglect us. Lead us toward an encounter with you each time we delve into...

Slow Me Down, Lord!

Slow me down, Lord!

Ease the pounding of my heart

By the quieting of my mind.

Steady my harried pace

With a vision of the eternal reach of time.

Give me,

Amidst the confusion of my day,

The calmness of the everlasting hills

Break the tensions of my nerves

With the soothing music of the singing streams

That liv...

A Poem by Mother Theresa

This poem was written by Mother Theresa and is engraved on the wall of her home for children in Calcutta.

People are often unreasonable, illogical

And self-centered;

Forgive them anyway

If you are kind, people may

Accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives

Be kind anyway.

If you are successful, you will w...

Praying the Words of Cardinal Newman

God has created me to do Him some definite service; he has committed some work to me which He has not committed to another. I am a link in a chain, a bond of connection between persons. God has not created me for naught. I shall do good; I shall do His work. I shall be an angel of pe...

A Coach's Prayer

Gracious God, I thank you for calling me to the ministry of coaching. Help me to answer that call with a generous spirit. Enable me to be a good coach, skilled, informed, fair-minded and caring. Let me see beyond the rules of sports and capture their spirit. Grant us the wisdom to see that athletics are...

Saint Theresa's Prayer

May today there be peace within.

May you trust God that you are exactly where you are meant to be.

May you not forget the infinite possibilities that are born of faith.

May you use those gifts that you have received, and pass on the love that has been given to you.

May you be content knowing you are a...

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 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 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...

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