Daily Prayers for Champions are daily prayers for coaches, parents, athletes and fans that are meant to help you grow in your relationship with Christ. New prayers will be posted each morning Monday through Friday, so check back often to grow in your personal spiritual journey or find a prayer for your team or family. If you have a suggested prayer for this space, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org!
A Prayer for Temperance
St. Irenaeus said, “The glory of God is people fully alive.” A fully alive person has knowledge of what is true, good and beautiful. A fully alive person has the freedom to choose the right path and does what they ought to do with joy. The fully alive person is a person of virtue. There are four cardinal virtues which are the virtues that enable us to live as a moral person.
Help us Lord today to develop that Cardinal Virtue of Temperance within ourselves and on our team. Dear God, we ask for your grace to work on developing the Cardinal Virtue of Temperance. Temperance means putting everything in the proper perspective. Help us to remember we are playing a game that results in victories and defeats. Both outcomes can help us to develop into improved athletes and holy people living your will in our lives.
Help us to keep the game in perspective as we seek to grow in the virtue of temperance while playing for the glory of God.