We make deals.
Governments make deals, companies make deals, sports teams make deals, and individuals make deals.
In the making of deals we give and we get, we hold firm and we give in, and we talk and we listen.
Our goal is to get the best deal that we can; we want to gain as much as we can and to give up as little as we can.
Help us to be ethical, fair, honest, and above board in the deals that we make. Help us to do all that we can to profit fairly from our deals, but help us also to do everything that we can to ensure that those with whom we deal also profit fairly.
And don’t let us think that we can strike a deal with you. Keep us ever aware that when it comes to our dealings with you, there’s no bargaining to be done; we either trust in your great grace or we don’t.
Come to think of it, it’s a pretty one-sided deal in our favor.
Give us faith enough to take it …