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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...

An Athlete's Prayer

God, I offer myself to you – to build with me and to do with me as you desire. Relieve me of the bondage of self, that I may better do your will. Take away my difficulties, that victory over them may bear witness to your grace. My creator, I am now willing that you should have all of me, good and bad...

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 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 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...

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...

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