Opening Prayer for Competitions or Contests

Lord, first of all, we would like to thank you for allowing us to gather together in this significant activity.

Grant that each contestant would realize that winning is not the ultimate goal of this contest, but the camaraderie and learning process that each of the participant would acquire.

Bless all contestants and their families that through this competition, they would be able to bear witness to your all-abounding love.

Bless the organizers and proponents of this event so that they would forge forward with their noble endeavors.

Bless everyone in this activity and people around the world so that your love may reign for always.

May you bless all winners of this competition so that they would be humble in their success.

May you also bless the losers so that they would be gracious in their defeat.

All this we ask through your son, Jesus Christ, Amen.

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Praying Hands, Image credit: Albrecht Durer

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