I once read a bumper sticker that said “as long as there are tests there will always be prayer in schools.” 😂 Very true. But it’s also true that as long as there are sports to be played there will always be parents (dads for sure 😅) praying for wins! Haha. And prayed the right way, with the right heart, there’s nothing wrong with praying that. But our prayers should certainly not be limited to asking for wins.
1Thess 5:16 says “pray without ceasing.” Sports are no exception. Prayer is a way to humble ourselves, honor God, express our needs to Him, and have fellowship with Him. Prayer also gets us in the right mindset and helps us we things through the lens of Christ. We can never pray too much!
As parents of athletes we can make every game day an occasion for prayer.
HERE’S 7 GAME DAY PRAYERS FOR PARENTS OF ATHLETES:
1️⃣Thank God for the gift and stewardship of fatherhood
2️⃣Thank God for the great gift of sports
3️⃣Thank God for giving your child the ability to play and to play on their team
4️⃣Thank God for their coaches for shaping them athletically and as a people
5️⃣Ask God that they play their game in a way that reflects God in every way possible
6️⃣Ask God that your athlete and their team would end the game free from injury, but also free from regret. That they’d play with a great attitude and maximum effort
7️⃣Ask God to give you as a dad/mom a measure of His grace to keep you in the right frame of mind before and after the game.
Pray these 7 things before every game and wrap it all up “in Jesus name, Amen” and game days will never be the same.
As moms and dads we’ll always have a few regrets, because we’re human. But we’ll never regret time we spend in prayer. Maybe especially on game days. 🙌🏼