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 Athletes
Let me play well but fairly. Let competition make me strong but never hostile. Forbid me to rejoice in the adversity of others. See me not when I am cheered, but when I bend to help my opponent up. If I know victory, allow me to be happy; if I am denied, keep me from envy. Remind me that sports are just games. Help me to learn something that matters once the game is over. And if through athletics I set an example, let it be a good one.
Used with permission by Gregg Easterbrook from the column “Tuesday Morning Quarterback” on NFL.com and ESPN.com