Just going through the archives and saw this - love it, so wanted to share it again!
Who artdown the road, in the house next door, all around the world,
Hallowed be thy names,
Thytime willcome,thyworkwill be done.
You give this day the daily bread- endless sandwiches (with crusts off, and cut the right way), wraps and pittas, with hummous or ham, jam or peanut butter, with butter or without, that will be left half-eaten.
Forgive us ourshouting and lack of patience,
As we forgive thosegrubby fingered little sods who drew on the walls with our lipstick, sat on their sister, spat out their dinner and said mean things to their brother, and decided he'd prefer another mama.
And lead us not into temptation- three slices of cake is enough for a mama, and the grass is not always greener despite what you might think.
But deliver us fromrepeating cycles of abuse, hurt and destruction upon our precious charges,
The power and the gloryare not apparent right now,
Forever, and ever, and ever they seem to take to go to sleep, and it all seems a blur,
But one day we will see the results of this daily drudge and give thanks for our part in this miracle.
Ah men, don't know how good they've got it…or what they're missing out on!