BASEBALL 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. ~ Amen.

THE LORD'S BASEBALL

Bob was caught up in the spirit where he and the Lord stood by to observe a baseball game. The Lord's team was playing Satan's team. The Lord's team was at bat, the score was tied zero to zero, and it was the bottom of the 9th inning with two outs. They continued to watch as a batter stepped up to the plate whose name was Love. Love swung at the first pitch and hit a single, because Love never fails. The next batter was named Faith, who also got a single because Faith works with Love. The next batter up was named Godly wisdom. Satan wound up and threw the first pitch; Godly Wisdom looked it over and let it pass, because Godly Wisdom does not swing at Satan's pitches. Ball one. Three more pitches and Godly Wisdom walked, because Godly wisdom never swings at Satan's throws. The bases were loaded. The Lord then turned to Bob and told him He was now going to bring in His star player. Up to the plate stepped Grace. Bob said he sure did not look like much! Satan's whole team relaxed when they saw Grace. Thinking he had won the game, Satan wound up and fired his first pitch. To the shock of everyone, Grace hit the ball harder than anyone had ever seen. But Satan was not worried; his center fielder, the Prince of the air, lets very few get by. He went up for the ball, but it went right through his glove, hit him on the head and sent him crashing on the ground; then it continued over the fence for a home run! The Lord's team won. The Lord then asked Bob if he knew why Love, Faith, and Godly Wisdom could get on base but could not win the game. Bob answered that he did not know why. The Lord explained, "If your love, faith and wisdom had won the game you would think you had done it by yourself. Love, faith and wisdom will get you on base, but only My grace can get you home. My grace is the one thing Satan cannot stop!!!!
"For as he thinketh in his heart, so is he ~ Proverbs 23:7a KJV

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