On this holy day, my thoughts turn to the "Lord's Prayer." Almost all of us know it in it's King James version and repeated each and every Sunday at church. This version as we know it was first translated from Aramaic to Koine Greek...and from Koine Greek translated into Latin...and lastly from Latin into ole English. Even with all of that translation...it is a wonderful prayer.
However, today I share the Aramaic to English translation. Jesus spoke Aramaic...so this translation is much closer to what Jesus said and to what he meant (although Rev. Nartoomid does add some embellishment):
The Lord's Prayer (as translated by Rev. Simeon Nartoomid)
Oh beloved Father aspect of All Creation
Who resides in the eternal cosmos
And Who art present in all things
And all levels of creation.
May Thy name always be held sacred
Within our hearts, our minds and our souls,
And all of the earth.
May Thy Kingdom reign
Upon the Mother earth
As it is in the heavens
Through our attunement to Thy Will.
May we be open enough to receive the sustenance of
Thy eternal life every day henceforth,
Which ensures our daily bread upon the earth.
And may we be open to Thy all-loving Grace
Which cleanses us of all imbalances and impurities,
As we also open ourselves to be a channel of
Thy all-loving Grace for others.
And may our attunement to Thee keep us
From straying from Thy Kingdom,
And deliver us from any illusions
Of our separation from Thee which spawn darkness.
For we recognize that the only true power,
Glory and kingdom is Yours
And can manifest within us,
And our world,
And is eternal.