The Lord's Prayer is a transformative and powerful prayer that is well known to many people throughout the world. It has a powerful effect on the mind, body and spirit, especially when understood and recited in its original form. A literal translation from the Aramaic language provides an even more illuminating result.
Throughout the centuries the original meaning of the words in the prayer have been almost entirely lost through the various mis-translations into Greek, Latin, and the familiar King James version.
When the Lord's Prayer, In it's original Aramaic language, is directly translated into English, an entirely different level of spiritual value and meaning begins to emerge.
Here is the version of The Lord's Prayer translated into modern English by Jon Marc Hammer
Below each line is the transliteration of the original prayer in phonetic Aramaic.
Father-Mother of the Cosmos, Shimmering Light of All.
(Ah bwoon d'bwashmaya)
Focus your Light Within us, As we breathe Your Holy Breath.
(Neeta kadasha schmach)
Enter the sanctuary of our hearts, Uniting within us the sacred rays Of Your Power and Beauty.
(Tay tay malkootha)
Let Your Heart's desire Unite heaven and earth Through our sacred union.
(Ne-whey t-savee-yanak eye kanna d'bwashmaya opfbaraha)
On earth, as it is in heaven.
Help us fulfill what lies within The circle of our lives today.
(How-lahn lachma d'soonkahnan yow-manna)
Forgive our secret fears As we freely choose To forgive the secret fears of others
(Wash wo-klan how-bane eye-kanna dahp hahnan shwaken el-high-ya-bane)
Let us not enter forgetfulness, Tempted by false appearances
(Oo-lah tah-lahn el-nees-yo-nah ella paewh-sahn min beesha)
For from Your astonishing Fire Comes the Eternal Song which sanctifies all,
Renewed eternally In our lives, and Throughout all creation.
(Metahl dih-lah-kee mal-kootha, oo-high-la, oo-teeshbohk-ta.)
We seal these words in our hearts, Committed in trust and faith.
(La-alahm, ahl-meen. Ah-mayn)
The Lord's Prayer is a celebration of our Oneness with the Divine. As the meaning behind the words are unveiled and brough forth into our expanding consciousness, the heart that is in the words of the Prayer continue to remain powerful and not just ritualistic in nature.
Embracing the essential meaning allows us to devolop a deeper understanding of Jesus' Original Intention; Meditating upon the words of the prayer connect our hearts to the heart of God-Source.
The Prayer To Our Father
(in the original Aramaic)
Here is a different version in English that gives another sense of the text, translated directly from the ancient Aramaic. This is the Nazarene Transliteration of the Lord's Prayer into English.
"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,
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)