A New-Age Translation of the Lord’s Prayer

Our genderless spirit counselor,
who art in everything,
honored be thy many names.
Thy new age come,
thy will be manifested,
on this and all cosmic planes.
Break with us our daily gluten-free unleavened bread,
and forgive us our bad karma
as we forgive those who project their bad karma onto us.
Lead us not into negative vibrations,
but deliver us from organized religion.
For ours is the coming cosmic unity, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
Namaste.

Our genderless spirit counselor,
who art in everything,
honored be thy many names.
Thy new age come,
thy will be manifested,
on this and all cosmic planes.
Break with us our daily gluten-free unleavened bread,
and forgive us our bad karma
as we forgive those who project their bad karma onto us.
Lead us not into negative vibrations,
but deliver us from organized religion.
For ours is the coming cosmic unity, the power, and the glory, for ever and ever.
Namaste.

About John Shore

John Shore (who, fwiw, is straight) is the author of UNFAIR: Christians and the LGBT Question, and three other great books. He is founder of Unfundamentalist Christians (on Facebook here), and executive editor of the Unfundamentalist Christians group blog.  (In total John's two blogs receive some 250,000 views per month.) John is also co-founder of The NALT Christians Project, which was written about by TIME,  The Washington Post, and others. His website is JohnShore.com. You're invited to like John's Facebook page. Don't forget to sign up for his mucho-awesome newsletter. If you shop at Amazon, help support John by entering the site through this link right here--Amazon will then send John 3-4% of the cost of anything you buy before exiting the site again.

 

  • http://findinggodinyourfamily.wordpress.com/ marykretzmann

    Enjoyed it, especially the gluten free bread LOL – (which I need, and my kids, actually – due to a genetic condition). Also – "Lead us not into negative vibrations, but deliver us from organized religion."

    Very good point!

    You might also appreciate this: Meaning of the Lord's Prayer,-by-Yogananda Meaning of the Lord's Prayer, by Paramhansa Yogananda.

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/15906252/Meaning-of-the

    Mary K

    • LSS

      i’ve just recently become, or found out that i became, wheat/gluten intolerant. So, yeah…

  • http://ramblingsofaspiritualidiot.wordpress.com ~Julia~

    Not bad. I prefer the original Aramaic though:

    The Prayer to Our Father in the Original Aramaic

    Abwûn

    d'bwaschmâja

    Nethkâdasch schmach

    Têtê malkuthach.

    Nehwê tzevjânach aikâna d'bwaschmâja af b'arha.

    Hawvlân lachma d'sûnkanân jaomâna.

    Waschboklân chaubên wachtahên aikâna

    daf chnân schwoken l'chaijabên.

    Wela tachlân l'nesjuna

    ela patzân min bischa.

    Metol dilachie malkutha wahaila wateschbuchta l'ahlâm almîn.

    Amên.

    "Oh Thou, from whom the breath of life comes,

    who fills all realms of sound, light and vibration.

    May Your light be experienced in my utmost holiest.

    Your Heavenly Domain approaches.

    Let Your will come true – in the universe (all that vibrates)

    just as on earth (that is material and dense).

    Give us wisdom (understanding, assistance) for our daily need,

    Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),

    detach the fetters of faults that bind us, (karma)

    like we let go the guilt of others.

    Let us not be lost in superficial things (materialism, common temptations),

    but let us be freed from that what keeps us off from our true purpose.

    From You comes the all-working will, the lively strength to act,

    the song that beautifies all and renews itself from age to age.

    Sealed in trust, faith and truth.

    (I confirm with my entire being)

    • LSS

      I’ve never seen that version before!

  • http://www.xanga.com/delaferriere kris sexton

    I prefer the original Aramaic as well….

  • http://ramblingsofaspiritualidiot.wordpress.com ~Julia~

    Along the same lines of thought, I thought I'd share this:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGK84Poeynk

    Enjoy. :)

  • Richard Lubbers

    John, the Universe loves you!

  • http://megaloi.blogspot.com Redlefty

    Is there such thing as negative vibrations?

  • http://heckledtrio.wordpress.com HK

    @Redlefty: and if so, is it the antithesis of the Beach Boys song?

  • the feather

    This is great. I was just taking a break in the middle of writing a Sunday School lesson on the Lord's Prayer, and thought I'd check your blog, and ha!

    Hm…. maybe I'll teach 'em that version… ; )

  • http://www.1truebeliever.wordpress.com wickle

    I don't belong to an organized religion, either.

    I'm a Baptist.

  • Christine

    wickle: LOL!!!

    John: Genius, pure genius :)

  • http://heckledtrio.wordpress.com HK

    I laughed especially hard at “organized religion”! Loved it!

  • http://www.myspace.com/whitenoisemetalpodcast Brian Shields

    http://www.gettingit.com/article/391

    “There are two clear-cut and empirical lines between a “cult” and a “religion”: [a] membership (voters) and [b] bank account, [b] being a function of [a]. If a group has enough members to influence elections, it will also have a large bank account, and these two factors will guarantee that the politicians, the cops and the corporate media will treat it with respect, as a “religion.” With few members and little money, the same group could be called a “cult” and treated accordingly, even to the extent of toasting, roasting and charbroiling, as in Waco.”

  • Diana

    Julia and Brian: Thank you so much for your contributions to this thread. I especially enjoyed the link to "We Are All Connected." I find it ironic that the four gentlemen quoted are/were all atheists. To me, that video was a religious experience–that is, it served to open my eyes to God in all his (her?) glory.

  • onemansbeliefs

    Thanks for the video… I was struck by the repeated phrase "the cosmos is also within us" and began contemplating its signifigance. It was at this time I experienced an audible discharge of intestinal gas and realized why there is no life on Neptune or (my apologies) Uranus.

  • Tammy Lubbers

    Amen for disorganized religion! Muddled people of the world unite!

    • Karen Lyn

      Yes, Tammy!

  • Grace

    I wanted to wear dreadlocks and yoga pants at the same time while I read that.

  • wen

    pure genius, indeed!!!! wow!!!! :)

  • Ray Ortlund

    Brilliant.

  • http://www.facebook.com/pastor.nancy.walker Nancy Walker via Facebook

    lol

  • Kristi Bente via Facebook

    I am soooo stealing this. :D

  • Gari Buttar via Facebook

    I love this!!!!!!! ♥♥♥

  • http://www.facebook.com/sspencerwolff Scott Spencer-Wolff via Facebook

    This is the version I like best…

  • James Glines via Facebook

    shared! you made me laugh

  • http://www.facebook.com/cullen.carter3 Cullen Carter via Facebook

    I love the substitution for “Amen”…Namaste!

  • Linnea Lundeen via Facebook

    I’d sign up for that class! You should teach at the seminary I attended. You’d fit right in. : – )

  • http://www.facebook.com/cathy.elings Cathy Elings via Facebook

    Hmm. I can’t say I don’t like it.

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Nina-Kalfas/100001918732993 Nina Kalfas via Facebook

    Ok, this made me smile–I shared with my yogi friends. ;)

  • http://www.facebook.com/siri.erickson Siri Celine Erickson via Facebook

    Great!

  • Roxanne Schubert Danek via Facebook

    Always looking for inclusive translations. This is-awesome!

  • Sandra McAuley via Facebook

    YES!!! Awesome <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/rene.pasquier René Pasquier via Facebook

    Amusing… but is there one Truth and is this not diluting it?


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