Our Mother


I’ve been the silent partner in this blog, for the most part — I think the only posts I’ve made have been silly ones about Talk Like a Quaker Day.

Something suddenly prompted me to post the following prayer/poem, which I completed on August 18, 2007, at Powell House.  It seems to have spoken to both Christians and Wiccans of my acquaintance.  That’s what I was hoping it would do!

Our Mother

Our Mother,
who art among us,
holy do we name thee.
Thy home be here,
thy grace appear
in Act as it does in Spirit.
Prepare with us our daily bread,
and heal us of wrongdoing
as we learn to free those that wrong us.
Test us not beyond our ability,
but keep our souls from destruction,
for in thee is our home,
and our strength,
and our beauty,
now and always.

Completed at Powell House, August 18, 2007



3 Responses to “Our Mother”

  1. kate Says:


    Thanks, Elizabeth!

  2. Ian Davis Says:

    Seconded. Wonderful.

    For those who are sensitive to the form of things this version of the Lords
    prayer improves upon perfection. Interestingly, I imagine that those most inclined to think that one cannot improve upon perfection would find the very notion of rewriting the Lords Prayer this radically bordering on being blasphemous. That, and the admitting to having Wiccan acquantances.

    Thank you for this gift Elizabeth.

  3. Katy Says:

    I happened upon this site by accident, searching for how to make dry beans in a rice cooker of all things. This is a beautiful re-write that I am going to share with my friends. Thank you!

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