Jul 9, 2013

The Lord's Prayer: Birther of the Cosmos

Here is another version of the Lord’s Prayer translated from the Syriac Aramaic by Neil Douglas Klotz in Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus.

The Lord’s Prayer
(inspired by Matthew 6: 9-13, Luke 11: 2-4)

O, Birther of the Cosmos, focus your light within us --
make it useful
Create your reign of unity now
Your one desire then acts with ours,
As in all light,
So in all forms,
Grant us what we need each day in bread and insight:
Loose the cords of mistakes binding us,
As we release the strands we hold of other's guilt.
Don't let surface things delude us,
But free us from what holds us back.
From you is born all ruling will,
The power and the life to do,
The song that beautifies all,
From age to age it renews.
I affirm this with my whole being.

~ Neil Douglas-Klotz in Prayers of the Cosmos: Meditations on the Aramaic Words of Jesus. http://www.amazon.com/Prayers-Cosmos-Meditations-Aramaic-Words/dp/0060619953