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A Coach's Prayer

My Lord Jesus Christ,

Inspire me by your example to coach in a Christ-like way.

Help me to serve these children whom you have allowed me to lead, just as you served your disciples.

Help me to demonstrate love for each child on my team, just as you loved all who followed you.

Help me to teach these children not just to how to play and compete, but how to live.

Grant that I may be patient in developing the talents of each child,

Encouraging in failure or defeat,

Hopeful in the face of adversity,

And faithful in passing on the faith through all that we do.

Lord, you created each man and woman in Your image. May I always remember that I am called to be as Christ to those I lead and grant me the graces I need to coach as You desire.


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