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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...

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...

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…

So...

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 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...

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