Sunday, May 31, 2015

Post-game Prayer

Father,

Thank You for today's game and the victory won.


We competed like champions and defeated a strong opponent.


Our souls are full and our bodies are drained.


We are richly blessed.


May we relish each moment of this celebration and be mindful of Your kindness throughout.


With excited hearts we shout, "Hallelujah,  Amen!"

Pregame Prayer

Father,

It is almost game time and my heart is racing.


My mind is full of anxiety.


My body is tense and tight.


Please quiet my heart.


Please speak peace to my mind.


Please relax my body.


This competition is for Your honor, for 
Your glory, and for Your pleasure.


I pledge to You the greatest devotion of my heart, the best thoughts of my mind, and the strongest efforts of my body.


In Jesus' strong name,


Amen. 

Prayer of Thanksgiving

Gracious Father,

You are the Giver of all good things.


In my life, (sport) is one of the best gifts I have received.


Thank You for the joy I find in it.


Thank You for the challenges it presents.


Thank You for the teammates I have in it.


Thank You for the coaches who lead me in it.


Thank You for the officials who govern its competition.


Thank You for the rules that guide its play.


Thank You for the exhilarating release it is to my body, my soul, and my mind.


I commit this day's experiences in (sport) wholeheartedly to You,


In Christ Jesus' holy and strong name,


Amen.