There are plenty of levels to being a competitive person. No matter what your level of competitiveness is, there is something special about being a part of something and working hard to compete as a team or for a personal goal. I competed on a team in high school, but I know the same drive went into the individuals who competed alone.
Deuteronomy 31:6 teaches us to bring God into our competitions. “Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the Lord your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.” Through our Lord you can conquer all fear or doubts that you may have about what you are trying to achieve through your competition.
If you are here looking for prayers for competitions, you probably have already brought God into your life in some way. Do not be afraid to pray over those, or for those, who have not asked God to be on this journey with them. Our greatest race comes in trying to spread the word of God to those around us. What a fantastic concept to be a competitor in the relay race that is the great commission!
If you have any specific prayers for competition request, please do not hesitate to leave them in the comments below.
Prayer for Practicing for a Competition
Dear Lord, please help me stay focused as we practice today. Allow my mind to remember what the common goal is, and for my bodies to remember what steps it needs takes to get there.
Father, I ask that you bring our group of people together. Help our efforts create a team that is unbreakable. Allow our minds and bodies to work together to complete the task that has been set ahead of us.
Father, please keep this group’s attitudes in check. Please allow us to get back up even if we fall today, Lord. Grant us the opportunity to be positive and uplifting towards those around us. Father, please let our love for each other be a model of your love for the people of earth.
Lord, I ask that you please give us the mindset to put everything we can into this practice and all the other practices that follow. Grant us help with continuing to work hard and achieve our wanted results by the end of our time together. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Quick Prayer During A Competition
Dear Lord, I have worked hard to this point. My team and I are so grateful to you that you have allowed us to come together to compete today. Thank you for being with us through our journey to build strength as a team.
Father, I ask that you allow this competition to be used for your glory. I ask that no matter what the outcome is, your love and grace show through myself and my team as we compete. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Before Regular Season Competition
Dear Father, this competition is one of many we need to succeed in to get where our goals lead us. My team is nervous to begin and excited to show everyone what we can do. We have put in the hard work and dedication which has all amounted to this. I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for getting us here, Lord.
Father, I ask that everyone stays safe during this competition. That this competition be used to glorify your grace and mercy upon others. Lord, it would be so wonderful to use today to show other teams and our crowd what leaning on your love can do.
Lord, I ask that you stand by myself and my teammates today. I ask that you fill us with your never-ending love and constant presence. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Before Championship Competition
Heavenly Father, thank you for getting me to this championship competition. My team has been so blessed by you, and I know that all of our wins are just proof of your greatness. I want to take this moment to give you our greatest thanks and praise. Thank you, Lord.
Father, I ask that you bring forth everything that my team has worked hard on this year. I ask that you bless us with the ability to hit every item and be great examples of your never-ending perfection. Lord, I know that we can do this with you by our side and I am so thankful to you for granting myself and my team with this opportunity.
Lord, I ask that you bless our competitors today with the ability to compete safely. I ask that you allow everyone to give their all, while also watching out for those who may give too much for their bodies to handle. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Quick Prayer for Directly Before You Compete
Lord, I am here today about to take the floor and I wanted to thank you for this opportunity to succeed. Father, I ask that you stand with me and guide me as I go through the motions of this competition.
Father, I ask that you allow myself and my group to show your light today through our competition. Let us show those who we are competing against us what a group that first relies on God looks like. Please give us a blessing of success, Father. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Directly After Competition Loss
Father, thank you for the opportunity to compete today. Thank you for allowing these teams to come together through one set of rules and standards.
Lord, I ask that you guide my group through the outcome of the competition. Help us understand what the outcome means for us and what our team should do going forward.
Father, please help us improve on what needs to be fixed. Allow us to have the open minds, each of us needs, to see the steps our individual selves can take to help with our next competition.
Heavenly Father, we thank you for standing with us through this competition and we ask that you continue to stay with us as we move forward. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Directly After Competition Win
Lord, I thank you for blessing my team with a competition win today. You have granted our hard work an incredible reward and we want to send you all the thanks and praise we know that you deserve.
Father, we ask that you use this win to help us grow stronger as a team and in our faith. Please allow this win’s high to help us work harder as we practice and strive to be a greater version of you in other people’s eyes.
Lord, I ask that you allow us to take this win and show grace to those around us who have not won. I ask that you use us as an example of what compassion looks like for others. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Sportsmanship During Competition
Father, I am joining others today for this competition and I wanted to take a minute to pray for the sportsmanship of myself and those around me. Lord, I ask that everyone present plays by the given rules. I ask that there is no deceit or lies put forth while we all compete today.
Father, I know that those around me have worked very hard to get where each one is today. Help us all find a common ground of understanding; that winning only matters if it is done through an honest path.
Lord, I ask that you grant everyone with a bit of grace and self-worth today. Allow everyone to feel loved, so they can successfully exhibit that love back to others as the competition goes on. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
Prayer for Judges of Competition
Heavenly Father, I pray that you watch over our judges today. I ask that you help them be fair and unbiased across the playing field.
Father, help each one of them stay focused on their tasks today. Allow each judge to keep every competitor safe and respectful. Please help each judge see what needs to be seen and stay consistent with the actions they take during the competition today, Lord.
Father, thank you for providing this competition with respected and trustworthy judges. We ask that you bless each judge with an easy and fair competitive experience today. In Jesus name I pray, Amen.
I pray that you get the results you are seeking and that you put God first in any outcomes that come from your competition. I think it is very important for us to give our praise and glory first to God and then to our own hard work. We would be nothing without our Lord, and all he wants in return is proper praise.
1 Samuel 12:24 teaches us to “be sure to fear the Lord and serve him faithfully with all your heart; consider what great things he has done for you.” It is important to remember where faith has brought us. I hope your competition goes well and you are able to make it into the final rounds!
Do not forget to leave your specific prayer for competition requests in the comments below.