The Lord’s Prayer

The Lord’s Prayer



The Lord’s Prayer: Syriac Aramaic Version

O thou, the Breath, the Light of All,

Let this Light create a heart-shrine within.

And your counsel rule ’til Oneness guides all.

Your One Desire then acts with ours, as in all light, so in all forms.

Grant 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 faults.

Don’t let surface things delude us.

But keep us from unripe acts.

To you belongs the ruling mind,

The life that can act and so,
The song that beautifies all,

From age to age it renews.

In faith, I will to be true.

(This is a translation by Neil Douglas – Klotz from Syriac Aramaic, he has attempted to maintain some of the Aramaic rhythms and nuances of meaning.)

(Christian Poets)      (Selections from the Gospels)