Great God of Comedy,
You who fling custard pies in the Demon's face,
You who set whoopee cushion upon the Throne of Heaven,
To You I pray;
Grant that I may see the humor
And find the joke
Where others see only sadness and sorrow.
Grant that I may never take myself
Or my situation seriously.
And let me laugh the Laugh
That will crack the sky
And shake Heaven and Earth.
This we ask in the name of all that is funny.