31-ish Days of Prayer: A Ball Player’s Prayer

We’ve been watching the playoffs and, call me nostalgic, it makes me happy (even though our teams keep getting eliminated). I’m sharing a little story about baseball over at The High Calling  today, but I wanted to share this little prayer her. It’s a bit corny…but it makes me smile :). I think God loves a ball player…  

A Baseball Player’s Prayer
God grant me wisdom,
to tell a strike from a ball,
to know where to throw
and never to fall.

Keep me always in the base line,
running straight and true
and I’ll look for your sign,
to stretch one into two.

God give me vision,
to see every pitch,
so if a player needs help,
then I will see which.

Let me always hustle,
so I’ll be at my best
and take pride in myself,
in sports and the rest.

God be my strength,
when I throw the ball
when I’m far from home plate,
or against a wall.

So I never miss a base,
please guide my feet,
bring me home safely,
so my job is complete.

When I help younger players,
let me always give praise,
so they’ll see you in me,
in all of my ways.

God please guide our coach,
to be fair and smart,
to teach us to be good,
let it come from his heart.

Let me take a loss,
just as well as a win,
to do any less,
is surely a sin.

As long as I can play,
let me make my parents proud,
as proud as I am,
when they yell MY name out loud.

However my games end,
let me always have fun
and if Heaven has
All Stars, I want to be one.

When my games here are over
and my seasons are done,
let me play on your team.
just like your Son.


(author unknown)

Photo by theseanster93. Used with permission. Sourced via Flickr.


  1. SimplyDarlene says

    And like your THC article, that poem applies to the wide array of things that make up each of our lives, aye?

    Since we tossed our TV years ago, the only thing I’ve missed is baseball. That image up top? Wow. Terrifical.


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