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!
Prayer to Saint Sebastian, Patron Saint of Athletes
Commander at the Roman Emperor’s court, You chose to be also a soldier of Christ and dared to spread faith in the King of Kings, for which you were condemned to die. Your body, however, proved athletically strong and the executing arrows extremely weak. So another means to kill you was chosen and you gave your life to the Lord. May athletes be always as strong in their faith as their Patron Saint so clearly has been.
Intercess for us we pray, that our faith may imitate yours and that God may protect us as we seek to use the gifts He has given us to glorify Him this day.
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