I thank you, O God, for giving me a body which is fit and strong,
And for making me able to use it well.
In my training,
Help me never to shirk the discipline which I know that I need
And that I ought to accept.
In my leisure and in my pleasure,
Help me never to allow myself any indulgence
Which would make me less fit than I ought to be.
When I compete with others
Help me, win or lose, to play fair.
When I win, keep me from boasting
When I lose, keep me from making excuses.
Keep me from being conceited when I succeed, and from being sulky when I fail.
And help me always with good will congratulate a better man who beat me.
Help me so to live that I will always have a healthy body and healthy mind.
This I ask for Your love’s sake. Amen