Tennis Captains Prayer
God today please grant me:
Patience to listen to my teammates all season long,
Grace to settle their endless disputes
Understanding to accept all
Scheduling conflicts without disdain
Clairvoyance to foresee our opponent’s weakness
Courage to add my name to the lineup
Strength to open my email after doing so, and
Perseverance to make it to the end of the season
Without choking the living breath out of anyone.
The Tennis Player's Prayer
Please don't let me be so nervous
When I toss the ball for service.
Give me speed and strength
Aces and no double-faulting.
Instill in me the skill and dash
Of Agassi, Williams, Roddick and Ashe.
When a high lob starts
Must I always miss the ball?
Lord, I know you could, I'm sure,
Find me a Tennis Elbow cure.
With the guidance from above,
Never let me fall in 'love.'
And, Lord, while on matters of this sort
Please let me find an open court!!