Prayer Warrior Program


As we’ve communicated with coaches recently setting up the SportsLeader Rosary Rallies, I’ve met some amazing coaches. We have 18 rallies confirmed by now all over the country.

One in particular is Mark Nolan, the head football coach of Notre Dame Prep in Scottsdale, Arizona.

He has a program that I thought would be inspiring to share.

It is called the Prayer Warrior program. The basic gist is to organize people to pray on a daily basis in pairs or small groups for each individual coach and player on the team every day of the season.

Here below is more information along with a video from a SportsLeader Rosary Rally.

We strongly encourage you to make this a part of your team-program.

May God bless you.

Virtue = Strength, 
Lou Judd

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“For where two or three are gathered together in my name, there am I in the midst of them.” - Matthew 18:20

The Prayer Warrior Program will strengthen and bring together community members who seek to make a prayerful and positive difference in the lives of our young men and coaches.

What is a Prayer Warrior?

A Prayer Warrior is a parent, friend, alumnus or community member who commits to meet with other Prayer Warriors on a scheduled date and time to pray for each player and coach. Supplication for individual prayer requests are offered as part of the daily blessings as well.

What is the purpose of the Prayer Warrior Program?

Praying for our young men/women and coaches, we come together to ask for safety, guidance, strength, courage, blessing and presence. We serve a loving and faithful God. God hears our prayers and will answer them according to His great will and purpose.

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How to set this up

Look at your calendar … For example if your season is from August 1st to December 1st you have approximately 123 days.

As a goal to strive for … aim to get 2 people per day to pray for the team … so you would need 246 people … or people can choose multiple days.

Ask a team parent or alumnus to organize this ...

They email out the calendar of days and ask people to sign up for them … or they can sign up online, etc.

If getting 2 people each day is not feasible due to the size of your team or other circumstances, maybe strive for 2 people a week or some other configuration.

Email each of the prayer warriors the team roster so they can print it out and keep with them or they can download the pdf and have on their device.

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Places-Suggestions to meet and pray:

Get together with someone wherever it works for you, bring the team roster of all coaches and players and pray for them by name.

1. The field, court, gym, pool when/where the team is practicing or competing (that would be inspiring for the players to see two or three people gathered praying for them).
2. At your Church or adoration chapel.
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How to pray for them - What to say

There is no wrong way. Here are some suggestions:

1. Bring your Bible and read some any accompanying Scripture you may find inspiring.
2. Say a “Hail Mary” for each individual Coach and Player by name.
3. Pray for the general intentions of the team – physical protection, health, healing, and performance on and in the field/classroom/home.
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Thank you so much for your gift of time and prayer!

“With men this is impossible;; but with God all things are possible.” – Matthew 19:26