1) Look at your heart

Even when you do ask God, you do not receive anything. That is because you ask for the wrong reason. You just want to use these things to make yourselves happy. 

James 4:3

Before you ask God for anything, look at your heart to be sure that it is not a selfish prayer to satisfy your own interests but that the name of the Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified.


2) Peace in the team

If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all. Romans 12:1

When things don't go the way we want on the pitch; it happens sometimes that conflicts break out with the coach and/or the teammates. Pray to be an agent of peace on the team. 

3) Pray for the adversary

Love your enemies, and pray for them that persecute you. 

Mattew 5:44

Although both teams are on the field to win, we must be careful that ambition does not take precedence over the right attitude to have towards the opponent. Praying for him means wanting the match to take place without excess anger.

4) The referee


I exhort therefore, first of all, that supplications, prayers, intercessions, thanksgivings, be made for all men; for kings and all that are in high place. 

1 Timothy 2

Many players forget or ignore it, but refereeing a football match is not easy. Instead of criticizing their choices or insulting them, why not pray for these men under enormous pressure that God will help them make the right decisions.

5)Thanks God

In everything give thanks. 1 Thessalonians 5:18

Having the privilege of playing football is a grace that is not reserved for everyone, particularly because of the health problems that some players suffer from. Thanking God is a way of recognizing that everything comes from him.

6) Play with excellence

Do your willingly as though you were serving the Lord himself, and not just your

earthly master.

Colossians 3:23

Christians footballers must give their best on the pitch. Not to be celebrated by men because that produces pride but for God. There is nothing wrong with praying that the Lord will give us the strength to play and the ability mouse the qualities he has given us to help the team win. 

7) The reign and will of God

Your kingdom come, Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.

Matthew 6:10

In every place where we are, let us pray that God's will be accomplished...In my opinion after a football match it is not the score that as great value in the eyes of God but in what way this result positive or negative will serve the propagation of gospel throught the Christian players.

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