Euro 2016 – Prayer #14 – Health


as a sportsperson
my health is everything,
enabling me to express and enjoy myself,
to give enjoyment to others.

I thank you for the gift of good health,
never taking it for granted,
knowing that one incident
could cause serious injury.

Give me the wisdom to take care of myself,
on and off the field,
to be prudent in my lifestyle,
in what I consume
and how I celebrate.

Through your love
help me also to be conscious
of the needs of my opponents
and take due care of them in the contest.


Edited from Playing & Praying by Fr Kevin O’Gorman SMA, published by St Pauls Publishing, Ireland, Moyglare Road, Maynooth, Co. Kildare, Ireland, Tel: +353 1 628 5933. Available from St. Paul’s Bookshop, Athlone, or from the following link: Playing and Praying