A Sports Dad's Prayer
Thank you father, for the gift of my son/daughter(s),
and the opportunity to watch them play these games they love.
May I always be aware of the important role I play in these activities.
May I be for them a source of support,
to lend an ear when they need to talk,
to encourage them when things are difficult,
or simply to be their biggest fan.
Grant that I may have the grace to be for them
a source of wisdom and strength,
a positive example and a welcomed face in the crowd.
More than that, grant that I might play with them as often as I can,
understanding that our time together is one of your greatest gifts.
Father in Heaven,
You give us the greatest example of what it means to be a father.
May I imitate this for my own children,
and through support of their athletic endeavors,
help them always to grow closer to you.