I came across this while reading the Real Estate Economy Watch. I thought it was to good not to pass along. I know I have said this prayer a time or two.
The Landlord Prayer
Help me Lord, for as you know
I’ve bought a rental bungalow.
It’s small and plain and seen its day
Yet it has cost my 401 K.
Lord, I pray to you in darkness and fear
As I wander the wilderness far and near
Seeking cut-rate contractors who may exist
In the bottom ranks of Angie’s List.
Forgive me oh Lord as I do penance
For all the things I do to my tenants:
Rental hikes and credit snooping
Cheap repairs and leaky roofing.
Bless my renters, give them skills
To patch and paint, to fix all ills.
Lord, keep the plumbing working right
So they never call me in the middle of the night.
Dear Lord I pray please hear my plea
Spare me the throes of bankruptcy.
Keep cash flow high and vacancies low
Or else I’ll end my days in woe.