8 Triumphant Prayers For A Baseball Game

My son is 4 years old and started t-ball this summer. I’m one of his coaches and let me tell you, it’s been challenging corralling 12 4/5-year-olds out on the baseball field. It became evident early on that I was going to need to pray for myself, the other coaches, our players, and all others playing baseball games.

There are a few different things that I think are important to pray for when it comes to baseball. Coaches need to lean into God for patience and wisdom. If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you” (James 1:5, NIV).

It can be difficult to know which players to put onto the field or what to focus on during practice. Trusting in the Lord to give you wisdom will make your coaching experience much easier and more enjoyable!

Umpires need to seek the Lord in justice during baseball games. “But let justice roll on like a river, righteousness like a never-failing stream” (Amos 5:24, NIV)! I’ve never umpired in any capacity, but I know it takes a lot of focus and a lack of bias. 

Players of all sports need to focus on thanksgiving to God for the ability to play and enjoy the sport. “Give thanks to the Lord, for he is good; his love endures forever” (Psalm 107:1, NIV). Not everyone has the ability to play baseball so we always need to bring our joys and successes to the Lord because this ability to play is a gift given to us by God.

Spectators need to remember that baseball is just a game and that God is the only person they should worship. “Those who cling to worthless idols turn away from God’s love for them” (Jonah 2:8, NIV). My husband is a die-hard St. Louis Cardinals fan. He loves baseball but occasionally has to do self-checks to make sure that baseball doesn’t become an idol in his life. 

Ultimately, baseball games are something God gave us to enjoy, but we must always put Him first if we are to truly enjoy them. I have given you prayers for baseball games, but feel free to customize them to your specific situation, or other sports like hockey. Please leave prayer requests in the comments so we can pray with you!

Short Prayer For A Baseball Game

Lord, I pray for everyone participating in baseball games. I pray that each player works hard, does the best that they can and glorifies You in the process. I pray the umpires may have accuracy, the coaches may have wisdom, and the fans may be respectful. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Prayer To Have Fun During A Baseball Game

Lord, sports have become such intense hobbies for kids in recent years. You gave us hobbies like baseball as a way to glorify You. Help everyone involved in the baseball games to remember that baseball is just a game. Each person should give everything they have, but their greatest attention should be focused on You.

In a world where pressure on sports has increased tremendously, help everyone, especially baseball players to just have fun! May they all remember to “Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!” (Phillipians 4:4, NIV).

If any player, coach, or umpire is struggling with having fun, please bring that joy back into their hearts. Help them to find the love they first had for baseball and to continue to play, coach, and umpire for that little kid. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Prayer For Baseball Coaches

Dear God, coaching can be a very challenging task. Juggling different players of different abilities isn’t easy. It can be hard to not just give all the good players their attention. Please give all coaches the wisdom on how to coach all players. Help them to be attentive to the needs of each player.

Help all coaches to focus not only on making their athletes better players, but better people. May they help their athletes transform physically, emotionally, and spiritually as they coach them. May all coaches be a witness to your love.

I hope that all players can feel a sense of peace and security when they talk to their coach. May each player feel that they are able to come to their coaches with open arms, just as they can to You. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer Before A Baseball Game

Lord, please give each player, coach, and umpire what they need to perform well during this baseball game. I don’t even know exactly what I need, but you know the desires of their hearts. You know what they need before they-+ need it. Help them to give ultimate trust and surrender to you in their abilities.

Each team has worked hard. Please help them to leave it all on the field. Let the winners be humble and gracious winners. Give the losers the strength to be respectful and kind to everyone involved in the game. Ultimately, let this game be a witness to the gifts that you have given to everyone involved. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer During A Baseball Game

Dear God, I need you in this moment. I’m struggling. I need to focus. I need to hit and field well. Some of my teammates and I aren’t playing as well as we can. Give us the courage to play our guts out. Help us to play to the best of our abilities. 

Keep us focused and help us to persevere during these long innings. We need Your strength. We need to trust and rely on each other. Help us to stay connected as a team so that we can win this game. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For The Losing Team

Lord, I come to you tired and weary. My team lost. I’m frustrated. We have been working so hard and fell short yet again. I truly thought we could win this game. Help me to remember the words from Scripture, “Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance;” (Romans 5:3, NIV).

Losing draws me closer to You. It’s strange, but I know I can’t triumph in everything. Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance (James 1: 2-3, NIV).

You give me these experiences so that I can grow as a player, teammate, and disciple. You are forming me into someone who knows how to glorify you in good times and bad. Losing is hard. It’s draining and makes me exhausted. However, it makes me rely more on You. You give me the strength to get up again and keep trying harder.

Please help me to be a witness to my teammates in the midst of losing. May they be drawn closer to You through me. Give me the courage to talk to my teammates about my joy in You despite our loss. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For The Winning Team

“The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad (Psalm 118:24, NIV). Thank you, God for helping us pull out the win. We can do nothing without You so this couldn’t have happened without you! You helped us when we couldn’t do it on our own.

Help us to remember this joy. Help us to keep grinding and working hard so that we can continue to succeed and glorify you each time we play. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

Prayer For Son/Daughter To Play Well During A Baseball Game

Good and gracious God, my (son/daughter) has a baseball game coming up. I know (he/she) is very nervous about it, but (he/she) has no reason to be. (He/She) has prepared well and always gives (his/her) best. Help (name) to have peace in whatever the outcome of the game is.

I know (name) wants to continue to play baseball competitively. It’s a dream to be able to play in college or even at the professional level. If it is your will help (name) to achieve (his/her) goals. If it is not your will, please be a place of comfort (name).

I pray (name) does (his/her) best in each practice and game. May (name) have focus and strength during each game. Ultimately, just help them to have fun and glorify you. Give me the wisdom to say the right thing to encourage my (son/daughter) in the process. In Your Name, I pray. Amen.

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Concluding Thoughts

Whether you’re a player, umpire, coach, or fan baseball games are amazing experiences. This sport is an absolute joy to participate in if you have your desires ordered properly. Seeking God first and foremost will help us to enjoy our worldly passions even more.

May all coaches seek wisdom, umpires seek justice, players seek thanksgiving, and spectators seek their primary joy in Christ. Thank you, God for the gift of baseball games! May you all have great success in the sport, but most of all glorify God through it!

2 thoughts on “8 Triumphant Prayers For A Baseball Game”

  1. Diane McGovern

    My nephew and his team are playing at noon CST in the southwest regional championship game to go to Williamsport for the little league World Series. We have been saying your prayers before games. They were perfectly written to cover all aspects of the game. Prayers being asked for a fair game and fun time. Watch us on espn in 2 hours. Thanks for sharing your wisdom and prayers. Go AP LOUISIANA!!!

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