Friday, October 21, 2011


I was following threads on the net. Looking for sites that might have information on combining Christian and pagan beliefs. Came across this beautiful version of the Lord's Prayer. Leave it to the Kiwis to do such a fantastic job.

The Lord's Prayer
(from the New Zealand Prayer Book
Rev ed.: He Karakia Mihinare O Aotearoa)

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. Amen

I've barely had a chance to explore the site. Take a look and enjoy yourself. Christo pagan information.


Lisa :-] said...

This is lovely!

JACKIE said...

And they took the time to truly rewrite the prayer while keeping the spirit whole. Leave it to the Kiwi's. I got curious and ordered a used copy of the prayer book. If the rest of it is this good I think I'm gonna be in heaven.