Easter is April 21 this year. It is a day to remember the resurrection of Jesus Christ, the focal point of faith for millions for followers. About 2,000 years ago, Saint Luke recorded some suggestions on how to pray. You can read his words in the King James Version of the Bible. Saint Matthew elaborated on a related theme (see the New International Version). April is also National Poetry Month. Here is a 21stCentury version of an ancient prayer that celebrates a conversation with a higher power.
The Landlord’s Prayer
Our Landlord, who lives upstairs,
You are the greatest!
Your apartment is fantastic.
Your lease agreement is OK
for us as it is for You.
Today, we ask You for a break;
just like we give the guy
down the hall a break.
Don’t make it too easy for us to cheat others.
Keep our cars and karma running smooth.
Because you are the best C.E.O.
of the most earth-friendly corporation
that we ever saw.
“The Landlord’s Prayer” has previously been published in the Texoma Enterprise –