A Ball Player’s Prayer by Hal Skinner

Give Thanks

Give Thanks

 

 

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 own Son.

 

Amen.

 

 

From www.hsbaseballweb.com

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