18 October 2012

The Aid Prayer

A reworking on the Our Father appears at the end of a brilliant piece of satire on how to give foreign aid by Elnathan John for Nigerian newspaper the Daily Times.
Our Fathers who art in Europe (and America)
Hallowed be they purse
Thy consultants come
Thy will be done in our governments as formulated by Bono
Give us this day our yearly funding
And forgive us our debts
as we increase the number of our debtors
And lead us not into self-reliance
But deliver us from ourselves
For thine is the aid-money, the power and the glory
Forever and ever, Amen
May God who touched your heart and moved you to save us, immensely bless your hustle.
Do read the full piece here.

HT Loomnie