athlete's prayer before an event
May I compete with your love shining in my heart. May I push myself to be the best. I believe I can with your wisdom in my mind. May I have the strength, endurance and skills I need to be the athlete I know I can be. I worship you, I surrender to you.
Lord, all that I do today is for you and your glory.
Athlete's team prayer before a game of sport
(a prayer suitable for a team to pray before a sports game such as baseball, football or basketball).
Dear Lord God,
Thank you for all the gifts you have given us. Help us to enter into this event with love, wisdom and strength in our hearts. We pray that we would look to you in awe and worship. May we put into practice all that we have learnt in our training, and bring to mind all the skills and planning from our preparation times. May each of us be aware of your goodness in our lives, and may this goodness pour out of us as a witness to your endless grace. You Lord are our inspiration, our teacher and our protector.
Our trust is in you today and always.
Coaches prayer for a sports team
Our Father in heaven,
Thank you for the privilege of training this team. I thank you for each player and all the great talents you have given them. Watch over them now as they compete today. Protect them from injury and fill them with strength and courage as they give of their best.
Short athlete's prayers suitable for card or memorizing
I ask for your strength, your protection and your everlasting love to be with me today.
The Prayer of Jabez
an ancient prayer from the bible for protection, guidance and blessing
Jabez cried out to the God of Israel, "Oh, that you would bless me and enlarge my territory!
Let your hand be with me, and keep me from harm so that I will be free from pain."
And God granted his request.
(1 Chronicles 4:10, NIV)
"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus."
(Phil 3:13-15, NIV)
"but those who hope in the Lord
will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
they will run and not grow weary,
they will walk and not be faint."
(Isaiah 40:31, NIV)