Keller: Win with ‘The Game of Life’ prayer

Published 12:01 am Wednesday, March 29, 2017

In 1955, while serving in the Navy, I read an article from Ann Landers. It impressed me then, so I cut in out and kept it.

Throughout the years, I’ve used this prayer in some of my talks and, occasionally, give out copies to the audience.

I believe that we are all created to love and serve God. I always had that desire, but fell short of my intentions.

Over the past few years, I’ve often reflected on that prayer. I pray that it will touch you like it did me in 1955, and even more so now.


Dear God: Help me to be a good sport in this game of life. I don’t ask for a special place in the lineup. Play me where you need me. I only ask that I can give you 100 percent of everything I have. If all the hard drives come my way, I thank you for the compliment.

Help me to remember that you never send a player more than he can handle.

And, help me, Lord, to accept the bad breaks as part of the game. May I always play on the square, no matter what the others do. Help make me thankful for me.

Finally, God, if fate seems to be unfair to me and I’m benched for sickness or old age, help me not to whimper or squeal that the game was a frame-up or that I got a raw deal. And when I hear that final bell, I ask for no lying complimentary stones. All I want to hear is, “Well done, good and faithful servant.”

If you have any questions or comments, please write Harold Keller at Get High on Life, P.O. Drawer U, Reserve, LA 70084, call 985-652-8477 or e-mail