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Any self-respecting monastery needs a prayer book. I've seen several references to "Hail Larry" on this site, but never seen the text.

So here's my own contribution, the "Our Larry"1. Say this over a rosary before beginning any big project.

Our Larry, who art in CPAN,
Obfuscated be thy name.
Thy code compile,
Thy refs be blessed,
In eval as it is in -e.
Give us this day our debugger.
And forgive us our syntax errors
As we forgive those who do not use strict and -w.
And lead us not into tainted code,
But deliver us from malloc.

For thine is the laziness,
And the impatience,
And the hubris,
while 1
.

1Fellow Christians, please take this in the spirit it was intended: a joke.