Prayer: Bitter Parody

In recent weeks, militant leftist students have been interrupting worship at West German Protestant churches, which they claim are unconcerned with the real problems of the world. Among other things, the demonstrators have demanded that ministers turn their services into group discussions on such topics as the immorality of capitalism. Since no pastor has yet seen fit to accept this demand, the agitators have occasionally littered the churches with copies of a bitter fiscal parody of the Lord's Prayer:

Our capital, which art in the West,

amortized be thy investments;

Thy profits come,

Thy interest rates rise

in Wall Street...