What's a competitor's prayer book?
The book contains prayers for a variety of moments familiar to competitors including:
•Before & After Competition
•Before & After training
•For times of challenge including injury, dealing with criticism, loss of form and more
•For relationships with teammates and coaches
It also contains Scan Codes with links to relevant videos that will encourage you in your life in sport.
The Bible says, “Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord…” Colossians 3: 23
In creating sport, you have provided a vehicle for me to worship you. I thank you that worship is more than praying, singing and being in Church; that I can worship you in my work as a Sportsperson today.
As I prepare for training I give you thanks for a fit body, a clear mind and a soul that is being renewed by your grace.
As I train may I be mindful of your presence so that I will work diligently to improve the talent you have given me; positively so that I will be an encouragement to my teammates; and prayerfully so that I can honour you in all things.
In Jesus’ name I pray. Amen
I thank you that this mercy means that I can know you, love you and use my whole life, including my physical abilities for your glory.
As I prepare for this training session please receive my body’s presentation as a living sacrifice. May it be holy and acceptable to You as I train in Your honor.
I commit this training session, its every second, and its results to You.
In Jesus’ strong name I pray.
“Physical training is good, but training for godliness is much better, promising benefits in this life and in the life to come.”
1 Timothy 4:8 NLT
I thank you for the gift of today’s training session. I thank you that through this session my body, mind and spirit were tested. I pray that the fruit of this session will be improved skills, increased fitness and better teamwork.
I commit to you any frustrations from this session, praying that your divine purpose would be furthered in my life, and in the lives of teammates and coaches.
Help me to remember that your greatest goal for my life is that I grow in godliness. Help me to pursue you with even greater discipline and desire than I pursue my sport, that I might know the fulness of your joy and the abundance of life that you saved me for.
I ask you these things in the name of your Son and my Saviour, Jesus Christ.
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