The Parliamentary Prayer
Parliament may adopt a new prayer after the election
Parliament could get a new prayer after the election in September.
A review of standing orders, the rules that MPs must adhere to, was published this week, putting the prayer back on the agenda.
The review recommends MPs be asked their views on changing the prayer read by the Speaker at the opening of a sitting of the House.
The result might look like this.
Jesus or Buddah or Nothing Out There
Listen up and hear our prayer
Give us this day our daily bread
Whether or not the kids are fed
Forgive us if we should trespass
Just blame it on the working class
May unions all stay quiet and tame
And their top leaders learn our game
Help us sell more logs and wool
And dairy – we’ll provide the bull
Just help the bosses make a buck
How? – we don’t really give a fuck
And last, Lord, may it come to pass
Please save our seats to save our arse