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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...

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...

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....

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...

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...

The Apostles Creed

I believe in God,

the Father almighty,

Creator of heaven and earth,

and in Jesus Christ, his only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit,

born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate,

was crucified, died and was buried; he descended into hell;

on the third day he rose again from the d...

An Athlete's Prayer 

Heavenly Father, you have given us each unique and special talents and gifts that we can share with others. Help us to understand how we can use these gifts to serve our family and friends. Help us to understand what skills you have given us on our team so that we can use these skills to serve...

A Team Prayer Before Practice

Jesus, you taught us by your actions and words to love our neighbor and care always for those in need. Help us to care for our brothers and sisters in Christ and to show them your love in our own actions and words. Help us to treat others how we would want them to treat us. May we be good t...

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