Give us this day our venti, soy, low foam 120-degree triple shot latte. Give us this day enough gas for the SUV, and the car, and the kids’ car. Give us enough to pay all the bills for our average 2598 square foot home, and help us in the few years it will take before we can afford the mortgage. Give us the ability to have our home perfectly heated and perfectly cooled, so we are never out of comfort.
Give us this day the ability to deal with these overflowing garbage cans. Give us the strength to carry around this body, filled to the brim and bursting with too much food, and to find the time to drive to the gym to burn the excess calories. Give us this day our social media statistics, our daily steps, our sleep tracker and word count and text notifications. Give us time to find rest in a week where every minute is filled with errands and drives and work and media.
Give us this day the wisdom to deal with all our stuff, the energy to meet all our commitments, and the time to do all that we should.
Give us this day our wheat-free, dairy-free, fat-free radicchio-kabocha-spelt germ fermented millet romano bean flour artisan bread from that place on 5th. And the right cheeses. And the right wine to pair.
And forgive us our debts….