An Athlete's Prayer of Thanksgiving


Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the gift of sport.

Thank you in particular for (list the sports I play),

for the great joy these games have brought me and continue to bring.

Thank you for the skills I have learned,

and the character I have developed through participating.

Thank you for the coaches who have believed in me,

and worked with me to teach me and help me to grow.

Thank you for the teammates who have been with me,

through the ups and downs of practices and games,

through triumph and defeat.

Thank you for the ways in which they have helped me to grow,

the fun we've had and the team we've created.

Thank you for the practices that have formed me,

The games that have tested me,

and the moments that will stay with me forever.

Amen.