The Lord's Prayer

O Birther! Father-Mother of the Cosmos,you create all that moves in light. Focus your light within us—make it useful: as the ways of a beacon show the way. Desire with and through us the rule of universal fruitfulness onto the earth. Help us love beyond our ideals and sprout acts of compassion for all creatures. Grant what we need each day in bread and insight: substance for the call of growing life.

Untangle the knots within, so that we can mend our hearts' simple ties to others. Don't let surface things delude us, But free us from what holds us back. Again and again, from each universal gathering— of creatures, nations, planets, time and space— to the next. Truly—power to these statements— may they be the ground from which all my actions grow: Sealed in trust and faith. Amen.

translated by Douglas-Klotz