Join us as we meditate on scripture verses that relate to competition and sport. We invite you to simply read the scripture in a spirit of prayer, considering how this relates to your own life and role as an athlete, parent, coach or administrator. Ask God to help you grow closer to Him through an understanding of his Holy Word and pray that this scripture may inspire you in the days to come. A short prayer follows each verse.
2 Timothy 4:7-8 “I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith. From now on the crown of righteousness awaits me, which the Lord, the last judge, will award to me on the last day, and not only to me but to all who have longed for his appearance.”
Prayer: Lord, be with me in my athletic and spiritual journey and give me the graces to lead a holy life. That like Saint Paul, on my last day of competition and at the end of my life, I may say that 'I have competed well'. Amen.