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A Prayer Before a Sports Game

For Use Before Games and Sporting Events


Many Christian and Catholic schools offer a prayer before a game, sporting event, or track meet. It is a way to ask God to bless the sporting event and ask him to keep players safe during the game. Many schools have used this prayer before any type of school event or competition.

A running track at a country school God our Father,
You have created us
to strive for the best.
Grant to all athletes, coaches, and fans,
strength to pursue excellence
during this event.
We pray for the safety of these athletes;
Protect them from injury and harm.
And finally, we pray for your grace,
that you would provide us
with the endurance to pursue our heavenly prize:
eternal life in Your Son. Amen


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