Pre-Game and Post-Game Prayer
The Cleveland CYO initiated the Pre-game and Post-Game Prayer for all CYO Events. The animation of our faith that this action brought has set a positive tone in athletics. As you know, our Pastors and Pastoral Designees have called for us to return to our roots as a faith based sports organization, and the Pre-Game and Post-Game Prayer helps us to establish our CYO identity. It is our hope that the continued action of praying together will foster fellowship, respect, sportsmanship and dignity of players, coaches, event workers, parents and officials. We wish you the best of luck in the upcoming season.
Lord God, thank you for bringing us together in your name. We know you are with us now, as you promised. Please help the players, coaches and officials to play and be fair. Keep us all safe from injury. Thank you for giving us the chance to teach our faith to others by our actions. Amen.
Lord, we thank you for the opportunity and challenge of this game. You call us to compete well, finish the race and grow in our faith! Help us to remember we can do all things through You, who gives us strength. Amen.