Always With You
Dear God Our Father,
Help me to wisely use the gifts and
Talents that You have so graciously
Bestowed upon me.
Create in me Dear Lord;
The right attitude with which to
Excel in any endeavor.
A firm belief in You, Our Savior, that
Through You I can do great things.
A strong desire to never quit, no
Matter what the odds.
A willingness to give 100% of myself
To You and to others at all times.
Dear Lord, bestow in me a
True understanding that, with
You beside me, there is no end
To what I can achieve.
The Volleyball Player’s Prayer
God let me play well, but fairly.
Let competition make me strong but never hostile.
In this and in all things, guide me to a virtuous path.
If I know victory, grant me happiness.
If I am denied, keep me from envy.
See me not when I am cheered,
but when I bend to help my opponent up.
Seal it in my heart that everyone
who takes the court with me becomes my sister.
Remind me that sports are just games.
Teach me something that will matter once the games are over.
And if through volleyball I set an example – let it be a good one.