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An interesting thing on the Lord's prayer
So, I was researching something as I'm responsible for devotions at class this Thursday, and I remembered in one of my bible study classes at my previous church, the priest had given us a version of the Lord's Prayer that was directly translated from the original Aramic into English, rather than the circuitous route it's gone through to get to today's version. I actually like it, and think it's pretty neat -- your milage may vary.

O cosmic Birther of all radiance and vibration! Soften the ground of our being and carve out a space within us where your Presence can abide.
Fill us with your creativity so that we may be empowered to bear the fruit of your mission.
Let each of our actions bear fruit in accordance with our desire.
Endow us with the wisdom to produce and share what each being needs to grow and flourish.
Untie the tangled threads of destiny that bind us, as we release others from the entanglement of past mistakes.
Do not let us be seduced by that which would divert us from our true purpose, but illuminate the opportunities of the present moment.
For you are the ground and the fruitful vision, the birth-power and fulfillment, as all is gathered and made whole once again.
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maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 1st, 2003 11:45 am (UTC) (Link)
Oooh, I haven't heard of this! That sounds like it'd be rather interesting... Mel's had a pretty good track record so far.
szasz From: szasz Date: April 1st, 2003 06:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Holy cow, that's barely recognizable. It almost reads like something... Buddhist. Pretty neat, thanks for sharing that.
maigrey From: maigrey Date: April 1st, 2003 11:56 am (UTC) (Link)
You're welcome. I rather like it, because it's different, yet still keeps the same, i don't know how to phrase it -- meaning? sense? purpose?

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