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Athletes Prayer

Gathered together on this page are several inspirational prayers for sports people to pray before their event, with a short uplifting prayer for an athlete, a parents prayer for their child in a sports competition, and a prayer for basketball players to say together before their match. There is also the famous prayer for success prayed by Jabez, and a beautiful prayer for safety. Be encouraged as you pray and ask for God's blessings now!

Athlete’s Prayer

(a short inspirational prayer for an athlete before the event)

Dear God,

Please take this moment in my life and use me to give you glory and praise.
Take my passion for this sport, may it light up with your love.
Take the hours of training and my commitment to excellence. Please use it to bring joy and inspiration to others.
Take my desire to be the best in sport I can be. May you speak your truth and hope through me.

In Jesus name,


(a sports prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

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prayer for success

The famous prayer by Jabez recorded in 1 Chronicles 4:10:-

prayer of Jabez for success

All men dream: but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act their dreams with open eyes, to make it possible.

Lawrence of Arabia, Thomas Edward Lawrence (1885-1932), writer and British army officer

Parents prayer for athletes


You have watched them grow in our care, to develop and flourish and to find their own way.
Bless them today as they go into this sporting event. May they seek to be the best they can be and push themselves to new excellence.
Come guard their hearts, their minds and their souls with the gentleness of your grace, that they might be humble in victory and gracious in defeat.

In the name of Jesus we pray.


(a parents prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

Prayer for safety

A short prayer that reminds us of God's love and protection:-

prayer for safety & protection

Athletes prayer for basketball match

Almighty God,

We praise your name, we lift you high with every move, each throw we make and with the celebration of every point we score. Please bless our team with passion for this wonderful sport, with unity of heart and mind and with a vision to try our hardest. May we be focused on carrying the legacy of your great love in our lives as we play today.


(a basketball prayer from www.lords-prayer-words.com)

May The Road Rise Up To Meet You

An ancient Irish blessing suitable for sending as a blessing to a friend or loved one:-