Bishop Guertin Girls Cross Country Prayer

Oh God, my strength, the contest nears.  My thoughts are on the struggle.  At close I see myself in victory trying for the winner’s smile.  And yet, O God, I would not have it so, if mine were victory by deceit cheating, hatred, or foul play.  Grant me then a clean mind, and upright heart, a just hand, may fair play and concord guide my soul while impulse to excel remains my goal.  Thus when all is over, lost or won, success will be assured, for I’ll have joined your will, your vision, your victory.  I ask these things through Christ our Lord,