Thank you for this game I love,
and for the strength to play it.
I need my coaches, teammates, and opponents,
although I may not say it.
Please keep me safe from injury,
as on the court I go.
Give me grace in defeat and victory,
your matchless love to show.
Bless all who helped invest in me,
whose wisdom helped me grow.
I know it's just a game, dear lord,
but how I love it so.