Thursday, May 6, 2010

The Ballpark Prayer

Today is the National Day of Prayer. Coincidentally, we have 3500 school kids coming to the DBAP for Education Day. Please, pray for us!

In that vein, I reprise our Opening Day invocation. The prayer was penned and spoken by Durham Pastor Larry Bowden of McMannen United Methodist Church.

Blessed are you, O Lord, creator of all the earth.

In the beginning, you made this beautiful world and set us in it to worship and serve you. There is no place we can go apart from your presence; even to the four corners of the world, you can be found.

You call us to lives of love and mercy, of community and of joy, and you take delight in your children at play.

Bless, O God, we pray, this season of Bulls baseball; the team, players and managers, the administration and fans. Keep them safe, and help us through them to find your loving presence in the faces of our neighbors.

And Lord, grant us peace in our time. We bless your holy name, O God. Amen.

Join your neighbors for a Durham Bulls game this weekend. As you often hear folks say in the Bull City: Have a blessed day!