funny experiment I like to do - when someone asks for money I say si dios quere. It hurts their brain a bit when they realize im the one making the decision to give it to them or not, or the contractor si dios quere te pagoIt's actually based in Scripture, James 4:14-15, "Why, you do not even know what will happen tomorrow. What is your life? You are a mist that appears for a little while and then vanishes. Instead, you ought to say, 'If it is the Lord’s will, we will live and do this or that.'"
Unfortunately, in Haiti and in the DR, it has become little more than a saying with no meaning behind it, although I'm sure there are some that truly believe it.