“Prayer for the Game of Life”

No matter how young, healthy, strong, successful and-or confident we feel, from time to time we’re all going to be dealt a tough blow. It may happen to us directly, a loved one, a team, at the workplace, or some other connection.
When those tough times happen, we all have different ways of coping.
Some people turn to prayer, meditation and-or exercise (if they’re able) to help get through the stress.
Here’s a great passage called “Prayer for the Game of Life,” which was written by Richard Cardinal Cushing
I came across this recently and it was really just what I needed to hear.
Perhaps, it will help you today, maybe you can pass it along to a loved one or friend, or set it aside for another time. It lays out a pretty good gameplan for life – the good and the bad.

“DEAR GOD, help me be a good sport in the game of life. I don’t ask for an easy place in the lineup. Put me anywhere you need me. I only ask that I can give you 100% of everything I have. If all the hard drives seem to come my way, I thank you for the compliment. Help me to remember that you never send a player more trouble then he can handle with your help…
And help me, Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. May I always play on the square no matter what others do…Help me study…THE BOOK so I’ll know the rules…
Finally, God, if the natural turn of events goes against me and I am benched for sickness or old age, help me accept that as a part of the game, too. Keep me from whimpering that I was framed or that I got a raw deal. And when I finish the final inning, I ask for no laurels; all I want is to believe in my heart, I played as well as I could and that I didn’t let you down.

At Home Fitness consultant Aaron Dorksen’s blog deals with a variety of fitness topics, ranging from workout tips, motivational ideas and feature stories on how exercise impacts people’s lives. E-mail him with comments, questions or ideas for future blogs at aaron@athomefitness.com

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