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!
An Athlete's Prayer
I thank you O God,
for giving me a body which is fit and strong,
and for making me able to use it well.
In my training,
help me never to shrink the discipline which I know that I need
and that I ought to accept.
In my leisure and in my pleasure,
help me never to allow myself any indulgence
which would make me less fit than I ought to be.
When I compete with others, help me, win or lose, to play fair.
When I win, keep me from boasting;
When I lose, keep me from making excuses.
Keep me from being conceited when I succeed,
and from being sulky when I fail.
And help me always with good will congratulate a better man who beat me.
Help me so to live that I will always have a healthy body, and a healthy mind.
This I ask for Your love’s sake.