A Baseball Invocation

The following invocation was written by Pastor McCollister. Note: It now hangs in the Baseball Hall Of Fame!

Almighty God, you who are called the great umpire, in this game of life we are unsure as to what uniform we should wear.

While we may be Angels in spirit, in reality we are Giants in pride, Dodgers of responsibility, and Tigers in ambition.

When it comes to faith, we find ourselves in the minor leagues.

When it comes to good works, we strike out.

When it comes to knowledge of your word, we are not even sure of the ground rules.

Therefore, we are thankful for your mercy when we are in foul territory, for your forgiveness when we commit one error after another, for your uplifting spirit when we are in the pitfalls of a slump.

Oh God, let our game plan be your will and our response a sell-out crowd with standing room only.

And, when our number is retired here on earth, may we head for your home base and rejoice to hear you call out "safe."

In the name of Him who gives the final victory to all who believe, Christ Our Lord, Amen.

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