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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 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...

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 Athletes

Lord, you are the Good Shepherd. Protect us and lead us so that we might have eternal life. Help us to learn to lead others as you do, with great love and care. Bless our team that we might continue to grow as faithful servants while learning new skills and giving our best effort. Grant that this p...

A Lenten Prayer for Ash Wednesday

God of goodness and mercy, Hear my prayer as I begin this Lenten journey with you. Let me be honest with myself as I look into my heart and soul, noticing the times I turn away from you. Guide me as I humbly seek to repent and return to your love.

May humility guide my efforts to be reco...

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...

A Prayer for Athletes

Lord, we rejoice in the love you showed us, even unto death on a cross. May we follow your example of love and return that love to you through our prayer and the way we treat others in this world, in particular our teammates, coaches and opponents. Help us to overcome difficulties that we face in r...

A Prayer for Athletes

God, thank you for the many gifts that you have given us and all our friends on this team and in school. Thank you for our parents, teachers and coaches who help us to use our talents and gifts. Help us to constantly give thanks to You for all the blessings we have each day and help us to show this...

A Prayer for Athletes

Lord, you have called us all to be saints. May our actions here on earth be worthy of this title so that we may one day spend eternity with you in heaven. My we work hard at this practice to use the gifts you have given us and may we always treat each other with love, knowing that each of us is cal...

The Beatitudes: A Prayer for Athletes

The Beatitudes are the teachings of Jesus in the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:1-10). Jesus teaches us that if we live according to the Beatitudes, we will live a happy Christian life. The Beatitudes fulfill God’s promises made to Abraham and his descendants and describe the reward...

The Coach's Prayer

Lord, when I pick up the whistle, lace up my shoes and walk out of the locker room, I coach for You alone.

There is no turning back. In every victory and every defeat, I celebrate Your goodness and greatness.

The way I coach demonstrates my love for You. I stand for the cross and declare my loyalty to Y...

A Prayer for Athletes

Heavenly Father, you form in us a conscience that helps us to understand good and evil. Be with us and help us to understand how to make good, moral decisions so that we can always follow God's will and treat others with the dignity they deserve. Help us as we continue to learn how to pray and lear...

The Athlete's Prayer

Dear God, we thank you for the wonderful blessing of this team. Hear our prayers both now and always, helping us to understand that you know what is best for everyone and always hear us when we pray. Bless our team and each person here, that we may have a safe and fun practice and grow in our relati...

A Prayer for Coaches

Dear Lord, 

Guide me as I try to coach this team,

to build each player's character

and boost their self-esteem.

May I keep an even temper,

and remember that it's just a game.

Let me not have favorite players,

but treat them all the same.

Grant me patience with them as I praise or correct.

Remembering that I...

A Prayer for Athletes

Heavenly Father, you taught your apostles to pray and you teach us how to pray so that we might speak to you and have a relationship with you. Hear our prayers at practice, at home and at school and help us to learn to pray always. Bless our team with a safe and fun practice today; we pray that we...

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