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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...

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 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...

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 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...

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...

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 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 Coach's Prayer

Lord, I thank you for the gift of this team. 

For each child and their unique personalities,

For the gifts and talents that each of them bring to this team,

and for the opportunity to spend time with them during practices and games.

I ask you to bless me in my role as a coach.

I pray that I may have the grac...

A Coach's Prayer

Heavenly Father,

I thank you for the privilege of coaching this team. 

Thank you for the gift of each player and the gifts you have given them.

Thank you for all that these children contribute to this team.

Watch over this team as they compete,

Keep them safe and grant them courage and strength to complete t...

A Coach's Prayer

Thank you Lord for all the gifts that coaching young people provides to me. Thank you for the energy and joy of young athletes as they learn and grow as part of my team. When my team has success, help me to not boast about our accomplishments in your service. Help me to remember that all good we do is d...

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