Thursday, April 23, 2009

Prayer of Jesus from the Maori

Eternal Spirit,
Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and
come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love,
Now and forever. Amen

Translation of the Prayer of Jesus from Maori
A New Zealand Prayer Bood - He Karakia Minhinare o Aotearoa

1 comment:

John said...

Goodsoil raised more than a few eyebrows when they included this payer in a Eucharist at the Pier a few years ago. Still grumbling in some quarters. Just no pleasing some folks, I guess.