Day by day

Since prayer has been the subject of the week, here is that hilarious prayer that Gaylord Focker (Ben Stiller) prayed for dinner in Meet the Parents:

Oh, dear God: thank you.»? You are such a good God to us — a kind and gentle and accommodating God — and we thank you, oh sweet, sweet Lord of Hosts, for the smorgasbord you have so aptly laid at our table this day and each day, by day, day by day, by day. Oh, dear Lord, three things we pray: to love thee more dearly, to see thee more clearly, to follow thee more nearly, day, by day, by day. Amen.

I love it.»? Ben Stiller is the best when it comes to playing the I’m trying really hard to impress everyone, but I’m also really, really awkward characters.»? Gaylord Focker is Stiller at his best.»? This prayer is hilarious.»? He heard the song “Day by Day” earlier at the pharmacy and Focker, clearly non-religious, does his awkward best.

2 thoughts on “Day by day

  1. Simon

    You know, I never made the connection between the prayer and the song he heard earlier at the pharmacy. If I had the power to hand out stars on your blog, you’d totally get one for that!

  2. Marc

    Awesome! Thanks, Simon!

    Unfortunately, you have no such power. Attempting to hand out stars would have severe repercussions and you were wise to avoid it.

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