A BADMINTON PRAYER

By: Henry C. Daut    

    LORD, bless me as I step into the COURT

  to play the game of BADMINTON.

 Allow me to have a good GRIP of the racket I will hold

 and the game I will play.

          Guide my every STEP as I move to cover every SHOT. 

          Help me to deliver the best SERVICE

           to my fellowmen.

            Be it SHORT, LONG or even just a FLICK

            of a second.

             Give me the strength to CLEAR the way

               to reach greater heights.

                The power to SMASH all barriers that try to block

                  the way to success.

                    Grant that I may have the courage to RECEIVE

                      the blows that may come my way.

                       Increase my desire to DRIVE forward

                        despite some failures.

                         Let me not DROP my guard and become

                          complacent because of little victories.

                          Instead give me the speed to rush forward

                         to NET greater results and

                        go for the KILL to score.

                        Not just in the game of BADMINTON,

                       but more importantly in the

                       real game of LIFE.

                      Make every victory a reminder of bigger

                    and stronger challenges ahead.

                   Let every defeat become a learning experience

                 that there is more to learn to become better

              and that I can also savor the joy of winning

             if I work hard to improve my game.

          Help me to understand that the person on the other side

        of the net is not just an opponent that I have to beat

        but a partner that will bring out my best in the contest.

        Finally, help me Lord to learn not just the lessons

         of the game but more importantly, the lessons of life

          that I may become an excellent badminton player,

            but more significantly a better person in life.

             Amen.


Contributed by Henry Daut. Page maintained by Stan Bischof, last updated 16 February 2005 18:40