O Thou, the Breath, the Light of All
Let this light create a heart shrine within.
And your counsel rule till Oneness guides all.
Your one desire then acts with ours
As in all light, so in all forms.
Grant what we need each day in bread and insight,
Loose the chords of mistakes binding us,
As we release the strands we hold of other’s faults.
Don’t let surface things delude us,
But keep us from unripe acts.
To you belongs the ruling mind,
The life that can act and do,
The song that beautifies all,
From age to age it renews.
In faith, I will be true.
Translation from Syriac – Aramaic,
the closest existing version to the prayer Jesus spoke.