Oratio Dominica comes from
Jesus told them, “When you pray, say:
‘Father, uphold the holiness of your name.
Bring in your kingdom.
Give us the bread we need for today.
Forgive us our sins,
for we also forgive everyone who has wronged us.
And don’t lead us into temptation.’”
and part of The Sermon On The Mount…
It usually is spoken as folows…
PATER NOSTER, qui es in caelis, sanctificetur nomen tuum. Adveniat regnum tuum. Fiat voluntas tua, sicut in caelo et in terra. Panem nostrum quotidianum da nobis hodie, et dimitte nobis debita nostra sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris. Et ne nos inducas in tentationem, sed libera nos a malo. Amen.
OUR FATHER, who art in heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. Amen.
I still pray the prayers of my childhood. But I am often reworking them as I say the words. Here is one reworked version I have of the Our Father.
Our Father and Mother,
Who dwell in Bliss,
Blessed are your sacred names.
As it is above, so shall it be below.
Thy will, not mine.
May our days flow gracefully,
May we do onto others as we would have them do unto us,
May we live in love,
May all beings be liberated from suffering.
For You, with whom we are One,
are powerful, glorious and infinite,
Random Interpretations from others ~
The Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven
Calling to the God of everything, in the highest sphere of the Tree of Life, Kether.
Hallowed be Thy name
First petition: calling to the sacredness of the name of God, the power of the Word, the Verb.
Thy kingdom come
Second petition: Geburah the Divine Soul connects to Chokmah the Son or Second Logos.
Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven
Third petition: that we may use our free will to be in harmony with God’s will.
Give us this day our daily bread
Fourth petition: the soul calls to the essence of the physical body Malkuth.
“The phrase ‘daily bread’ means the ‘supersubstantial bread’ in Greek or the ‘bread from the Highest’. Gnosis gives us this ‘bread of life’ in a double meaning; this is ideas and strength, which allow us to disintegrate our psychological errors.” – Samael Aun Weor
Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us
Fifth petition: that the Law of Mercy outshine the Law of the Talion; that love and forgiveness reign, and that we utilize our vital energies for God, without trespassing or violating these forces.
Lead us not into temptation
Sixth petition: the Essence of the Soul asking to not be lead by the body of desire or the inferior astral body.
But deliver us from evil
Seventh petition: the Essence of the Soul asking to not be lead astray by the inferior mind or inferior mental body.
For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory
The Kingdom is Malkuth, the physical world. Glory is Hod, the astral world. Power is Netsach the mental world.
Forever and ever, Amen.
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 trials too great to endure, spare 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 for ever.
Source ~ New Zealand Prayer Book