Sunday 17th Week Ordinary Time.The Lord's Prayer and Reflection

I'm posting early for Sunday as I'm busy this weekend-
Mass Readings are to be found here

The Lord's Prayer/ Our Father in Aramaic is 
Abun d'bashmayo.

This was the language spoken by Jesus and listening to this video gives me goose bumps for some reason. 

I find it very moving.

I like it- It's good / better than Latin !! 
Would the Pope consider changing to the Aramaic version when he visits the UK ?

Commentary here 
God Speaks to Each of Us

God speaks to each of us before we are, 

Before he's formed us -- then, in cloudy speech, 

But only then, he speaks these words to each

And silently walks with us from the dark: 


Driven by your senses, dare
To the edge of longing.

Like a fire's shadowcasting glare

Behind assembled things, so you can spread
Their shapes on me as clothes. 

Don't leave me bare.
Let it all happen to you: beauty and dread.
Simply go - no feeling is too much -
And only this way can we stay in touch. 

Near here is the land
That they call Life.
You'll know when you arrive
By how real it is.
Give me your hand.

Rainer Maria Rilke

Deuteronomy 33:27 "The eternal God is your dwelling place, and underneath are the everlasting arms".

"Prayer should be the breath of our breathing, the thought of our thinking, the soul of our feeling, and the life of our living, the sound of our hearing, the growth of our growing." 

Prayer in its magnitude is length without end, width without bounds,
height without top, and depth without bottom.
Illimitable in its breadth, exhaustless in height, fathomless in depths and infinite in extension." — H.W. Hodge 

Ever Wonder How you Should Pray ?

A visual interpretation of the most famous prayer in the bible given to us by Jesus, Son Of God Matthew 6:9-15

One Safe Place
by Marc Cohn / Phil Galdston

How many roads you've travelled

How many dreams you've chased

Across sand and sky and gravel

Looking for one safe place

Will you make a smoother landing

When you break your fall from grace

Into the arms of understanding

Looking for one safe place

Life is trial by fire

And love's the sweetest taste

And I pray it lifts us higher
To one safe place

How many roads we've travelled

How many dreams we've chased

Across sand and sky and gravel

Looking for one safe place

copyright © 2004 Marc Cohn
from the album Album No. 4


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