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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.

September 26, 2019

Daily Prayers for Champions are a resource for athletes, coaches and parents as we seek to grow spiritually as well as physically through sport. Have a prayer to add to our library? Send us an email at information@playlikeachampion.org! 

A Prayer for Young Athletes Before a Practice or Game


Send the Holy Spirit upo...

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 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 Friendship Prayer for Teammates

Lord, bless my teammates and me!Help us to grow in fondness for one another, So that joy becomes the fruit of friendship’s vine. Make trust the glue that binds, and honesty the bridge to mutual respect. When one of us is overwhelmed by misfortune, Send the other to lighten the load.If t...

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...

Mattie's Poetry - An Excerpt from Mattie Stepanek's Book

On Being a Champion

A Champion is a winner,

A hero…

Someone who never gives up

Even when the going gets rough.

A Champion is a member of

a winning team…

Someone who overcomes challenges

Even when it requires creative solutions.

A champion is an optimist.

A hopeful spirit…


A Team Prayer by Lou Holtz

This is the beginning of a new day. God has given me this day to use as I will. I can waste it or use it for good. But what I do today is important because I’m exchanging a day of my life for it. When tomorrow comes this day will be gone forever, leaving in its place that which I have traded....

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...

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...

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 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...

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 Prayer for Athletes

Lord, you give us the example of service as the path by which we can love others and seek to follow you. Help us to learn from your example of service here on earth so that we may always seek to serve others in our teams, our families and our communities. May we never grow tired of putting others n...

A Prayer for Teams

Heavenly Father, you show us examples of great mercy throughout every generation. Let us follow the example of Christ, that we may show mercy and love to our brothers and sisters. Help us to follow the examples of great saints, who even though they were not perfect sought and received your mercy, allo...

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