Coach’s Prayer

Dear Lord, guide me as
I try to coach this team;
to build each player’s character
and boost their self-esteem.

May I keep an even temper
and remember it’s just a game.
Let me not have favorite players,
but treat them all the same.

Grant me patience with them
as I praise them or correct,
remembering that I must work
to earn each one’s respect.

Lord, whether we may win or lose
may all who are watching see
the kind of coach at every game
that you would have me be.

Amen