An Athlete's Prayer for Focus
Help me to focus on this task I am about to perform. Help me to block out distraction so that I may perform to the best of my ability, glorifying You by maximizing the gifts you have given me. May I recall with clarity the teaching of my coaches an the things that I have learned in past practices and games. Give me an inner peace that will allow me to play this game freely and with joy. Help me to be unburdened by the prospect of failure or the lure of success and instead give me the grace to be present in each moment and focus on the task at hand. Lord, be with me in each of these moments so that I might keep my focus and in doing so play my best. I ask this through Christ, our Lord.