loren Eric Swanson: The Praying Hands of Efrain's

Monday, October 31, 2005

The Praying Hands of Efrain's

The praying hands were originally fashioned on the top of a mountain in Hong Kong where they proportedly performed their first miracle...the quelling of a violent argument between two Chinese men. Pleading with the men did nothing to calm the anger but when the praying hands were held out the men's rancor subsided and a peace settled over them. They reconciled and soon prosperity came to their village. With such bonified and attested power, the hands were smuggled into the states where they found their way to a Mexican Restaurant in Lafayette Colorado where they were enshrined. Soon their divine attributes became well known as everyone who came to the restaurant came hungry but miraculously left feeling completely bloated. Everyone wanted to be blessed by the praying hands!

One day "The Praying Hands of Efrain's" was written and framed and all guests began praying this blessing before enjoying experiencing the miracle of arriving hungry and leaving bloated. Here is the prayer:

The Praying Hands of Efrain’s
Señor guide these hands to make the enchiladas supreme
With chicken and beans, filled with white sour cream.
Help them make the rellenos real cheesy
The costillas off-the-bone tender and not overly greasy.
The huevos rancheros (#10) with chiles so green
And nice chunks of pork trimmed ever so lean.
And Señor bless our staff as they serve our dear guests
With salsa and chips and comida Mexicana…the best
Bless Stacy and Josefina as they go about their day
And may Lalo learn English and become a waiter some day.
Señor bless our faithful customers as much as you are able
Help them know they are family who dine at our table
Help them tip generously, even more than their power
(After all we’re only paying our wait staff $2.30 an hour)
And watch over our patrons after they’ve had too many Dos Equis
Get them home safely without tickets or wreckies
And may they sleep sound filled with blessing not sorrow
And may they find their way here when they are hungry tomorrow.


At Thursday, November 03, 2005 12:17:00 PM, Blogger McRyanMac said...

The stone that was rejected, has become the chief cornerstone. This is the Lord's doing, and it is marvelous in our eyes.


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