Lord, we rejoice in the love you showed us, even unto death on a cross. May we follow your example of love and return that love to you through our prayer and the way we treat others in this world, in particular our teammates, coaches and opponents. Help us to overcome difficulties that we face in relationships so that we can demonstrate this love through our words and actions each day. Bless our team this year that we may know this love among our teammates and coaches. Grant us the graces we need to accept and offer this love. Amen.