A Players Prayer Lord give me the strength to hit the ball, and if I do not don't let me fall. Help to pick the pitch that's right, then let me knock it out of sight. Then let me run with deer like grace, don't let me miss but tag first base. Then on to second, stay with me lord cause this one out we can't afford. Then let me zoom like a flying bird, right down the line and on to third. Then let me slide with feet out thrust, across home plate in the swishing dust.