A prayer for parking space

Master of all space and time,

Lead me to a space in due time

First mover who dwells in sacred peace,

let my motorized mover find rest.


O he who led the Israelites in the desert

To forty-two spaces of rest

Show me one dear space

Let me not wander for forty years in vain.


O he who released his people from bondage

Let the space be a legal one

And let us not be hindered by alternate side days

Or surprise tickets handed out by men in blue.


O he who contracted his everlasting light

To make space for all being

Let the automobiles on the sides contract

To make space for my humble vehicle.


Keep us from scratches and from dents

Save us from crashes and from bumps

Show us your ways and let us ascent