Loving God, You are the giver of all we possess, the source of all our blessings. We thank and praise you. Thank you for the gift of our children. Help us to set boundaries for them, and yet encourage them to explore their athletic abilities. Give us the strength and courage to treat each day and each game as a fresh start. May this sport help our children come to know you, the one true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent. May your Holy Spirit help them to grow in faith, hope, and love, so they may know peace, truth, and goodness. May their ears hear your voice. May their eyes see your presence in all things. May their lips proclaim your word. May their hearts be your dwelling place. May their hands do works of charity. May the physical trials of the game help them to learn how to walk in the way of Jesus Christ, Your Son and our Lord. Amen.
Adapted from: http://www.rc.net/arlington/stann/Teen%20and%20Parent%20Prayer%20Booklet.pdf. Find more than 300 prayers for coaches, athletes, teams and sports parents by visiting Play Like a Champion's Prayer Resources at www.playlikeachampion.org/prayer.