An Athlete's Prayer


Dear Lord,

Thank you for the gift of playing sports. Sports evoke such deep emotions within us: highs and lows; ups and downs; joy and pain; exhilaration and devastation; pride and fear. We ask that you help us appreciate all of these feelings, even the difficult ones. Support us in managing our emotions appropriately, to be humble in success and calm in failure knowing that through the storm of challenging experiences, we can become stronger athletes and better people as long as we stay rooted in you, Lord.

Amen.