A Parent's Prayer for Athletes
Lord, help my child to grow in humility and service through their sports experience. Help him (her) to be a good sport as he plays. May he always encourage others with a kind word and help others up when they fall. Help him to use his talents to bring you glory and to lead others closer to you. May he be gracious in defeat and humble in victory, always putting the good of others and the team ahead of himself. And help me as a parent to model this humility and service, that I may teach him how to set this example on his team. I ask this through Christ, our Lord, who made the ultimate sacrifice for us on the cross.