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Monday, October 29, 2007

A Prayer for Dirty Water Victory

A collect of thanksgiving for World Series victory by Sarah Dylan Breuer

O God, who in thy mercy didst ordain that the desert Rock be cleft in twain to provide refreshment for thy chosen people: We give thanks to thee for the victory granted once more to thy chosen people by thine own hand. Deliver us thy people from overweening pride in the triumph won by the power of thy Spirit shewn in the power of the bats of thy humble servants the Red Sox; teach us to see thine own Arm in the mighty arcs of thy servants' arms against the Rocks of Colorado; and pour out the Scarlet flames of thy Holy Spirit upon us, that we may evermore rejoice in thy triumph over thine enemies, who by thine own grace may yet be won to the righteous cause of the Red Sox and Patriot nation; all this we pray through Christ, our clean-up hitter in the eschatological match against all powers that oppress in contests of humanity, our Manager and Baseline Coach, and our Lord.


P.S. That's Third Baseman Mike Lowell at bat, who hittest a double and a key homer in Game IV and, by the abundant mercy and grace of the strong arm of the Almighty, which is always swift to save, didst help to cleft the desert Rock and was thusly named Most Valuable Player.


johnieb said...

A worthy addition to any proper liturgy, even though it be "occasional services": good work, Dylan!

And thank you for sharing it. Those of us who grew up in Cardinal country, but whose hearts were strangely captured by the Dodgers (the REAL trolley dodgers from Brooklyn!), and who thus gave up on fandom until they noticed, as adults, the other league and Jesus' favorite team, are properly grateful.


Lindy said...

I am glad your team won.