The Lord’s Prayer: In Oneness

Affirming The Classics: The Lord’s Prayer

Great Spirit, God, The All-That-Is,
Known by many names, all One Source
Uniting Heaven and Earth in Oneness.

I give thanks for Your everlasting abundance,
And for Your gift of freewill to choose my own way.

I open my heart to Your Omnipresence and guidance,
As I now choose Your path of: Love, Light, Peace, Forgiveness and Joy.

I acknowledge my Soul is a spark of You.

I Am always in Your Kingdom.
I Am Your Love and Light,
United with Your Divine Power and Glory
In Eternal Oneness.
Amen

Trina Graves – 28th March 2019


About This Poem/Prayer

(In my series of Affirming The Classics I aim to re-write well-known poems to take out any negativity in them and turn them into affirmations.)

Although I have never been a very regular ‘church goer,’ I was brought up in a generation where all children learned The Lord’s Prayer at school, and so whenever it comes up at Weddings, Christenings and Funerals the words have always easily come to my mind.

In my childhood, and occasionally as a younger adult. I went to Christian church services, but I have always found them much too negative. In the 90’s I began to go to a Christian Spiritualist church (and continued on-and-off for several years) where I enjoyed the service because there was hardly any negativity. However, the one thing that they did do, that I considered contained negativity, was saying The Lord’s Prayer.

To me the words of the original prayer are negative because we are giving away our power, which although it is to God, it is saying that we have no choice. I have never liked saying the part about temptation and evil, as just speaking these words seemed wrong to me in a prayer that is supposed to have been said by Jesus.

I wrote my version at the end of March, but, I have not felt the need to share it, and I was beginning to wonder why. I have noticed that when I hang on to a new poem it’s usually because I need to change something about it, or there is Divine Timing at play. This one was seems to be both! Trying to keep at least some of the original prayer in the words, I had started it with ‘Our Father’ which, although I do not perceive God as only masculine, I thought at least it began in the traditional way.

About a week ago a book kept coming to my attention in various ways, I was beginning to wonder if it was a sign I should read it, then it appeared at a reduced price, giving me the extra push, and so I bought it and began to read. I have not yet finished, but while reading I knew I had to change the beginning of this prayer!

I have known for many years that the Bible is not complete and was thoroughly edited. I had also discovered and believed in the stories of Mary Magdalene being the loving companion/partner or wife of Jesus. But, if it had not been for the consistent ‘signs’ I would not have got the book – Mary Magdalene Revealed: The First Apostle, Her Feminist Gospel & The Christianity We Haven’t Tried Yet by Meggan Watterson

Along with my inner-knowing of the truth in this book, I also had a meditation experience a week or so before I started to read that had an amazing link with this book. I will write more about this at another time, especially as I haven’t finished the book yet.

Another interesting link has been to do with the making of the picture below. I worked on this yesterday and found I was definitely drawn to the pink/red background, but thinking it was too feminine for this prayer I tried other colours, but none seemed right to me. So I stuck with it. Today I uploaded the image to this post and noticed a block of white on the border, so I went back to re-do the picture. I had the main part in a rectangular block and however much I reduced the corners and then exported the picture, extra white blocks would appear in the exported picture that were not in the original. This has never happened before! I then made it into the oval shape that fitted to the words and the blocks were gone!!! The result, I believe, is now a balance of masculine and feminine energy with the straight and curved lines, along with the feminine colour balancing the masculine energy of the original prayer…

Our Father
Who art in Heaven
Hallowed be Thy name
Thy kingdom come
They will be done
On Earth as it is in Heaven
Give us this day our daily bread
And forgive us our trespasses
As we forgive those who trespass against us
And lead us not into temptation
But deliver us from evil
For Thine is the kingdom
The power and the glory
For ever and ever
Amen

The Lord's Prayer: In Oneness by Trina Graves - Spiritual Quotes To Live By

God Is In Me

Affirming The Classics: God Be In My Head – Book Of Hours

God is in my head
     And in my understanding

God is in my eyes
     And in my looking

God is in my mouth
     And in my speaking

God is in my heart
     And in my thinking

God is United with me
     In Eternal Oneness

Trina Graves – 11th February 2019


About This Poem

I have always loved this simple poem/prayer that was written over 500 years ago! It is also known as The Sarum Prayer or Sarum Primer, and a hymn.

This was obviously a very easy one to update into an affirmation, just acknowledging the presence of God instead of asking, not using ‘mine’ as it would not be the way we would use that word nowadays, and confirming there is no ‘end’ or departing.. just eternal Oneness.

The original prayer:

God Be In My Head
And In My Understanding
God Be In Mine Eyes
And In My Looking
God Be In My Mouth
And In My Speaking
God Be At Mine End
And At My Departing
(Book Of Hours)

There is a link page to my other Affirming The Classics, if you would like to read more of these affirmation poems.

Affirming The Classics: God Is In My Head, by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

 

God Is Communicating With Us All The Time

Title Quote: Neale Donald Walsch

God is all around us and eventually
If you open your mind you will see
The little things that show He is there
Whenever we need an answer to a prayer

Know that He will answer, if you wait
Have faith that He will communicate
Be open to His wisdom everywhere you glance
For nothing that happens in life is by chance

Quite unexpectedly one day
It may come in something you hear or say
Just listening to the radio or watching TV
You’ll realize that this was meant to be

The answer may just drift into your mind
God has many helpers who are always kind
You may hear a whisper into your ear
To let you know that God is always near

The answer may take you by surprise
God is communicating right before your eyes
The slightest little thing can happen at any time
You have to be open to see the sign

He will always answer it’s plain to see
For God loves us all unconditionally

Trina Graves – 1st November 2001


About This Poem

The ‘Conversations With God’ books by Neale Donald Walsch really resonated with me and struck a deep chord with my Inner-Knowing, so even the concepts that I had not come across before I took on, and began to understand their truth also. 

In 2001 I had written just a few poems, but I thought it would be a great idea to write some more using some of the Core Concepts of the Conversations With God: Book One  as the title and theme. This Concept attracted my attention because I had been noticing signs in answer to my questions for several years, so it was an easy one to write about.

The picture below I put together today. It was an easy choice of which photograph I should use, even though I have used it many times before! This dandelion was the first photograph I took that really opened my eyes and heart to nature, so for me it was a sure sign from Source in May 2010.

God Is Communicating With Us All The Time - inspirational quote poem by Trina Graves of Spiritual Quotes To Live By

The Most Perfect Prayer

Title Quote: Gotthold Ephraim Lessing

Prayers are said the world over
In a variety of different ways
Many pleading for assistance
To ease their saddened days

Most are taught as little children
Prayers to say before they sleep
Generations passing down words
Children’s Souls, they aim to keep

For some, prayers are repeated
Words they learned ‘off by heart’
Repetition brings them soothing relief
Releasing thought right from the start

Even those who do not believe
In the existence of a Greater Power
Will ‘pray’ in their own way to receive
Throughout life, a Blessings Shower

Whatever you’re version of prayer
I respect your truth and your way
I, like all, have my own beliefs
I follow my own path, wherever it lay

In deepest truth there is no right or wrong
The intention of the prayer is the key
Our beliefs throughout life are just perfect
In each moment, for who we came to be

Prayers are uttered to many ‘Gods’
Time and religion changes the name
But in Essence, they are all One
And we too, are of the same

One single grateful thought raised
To Heaven is the most perfect prayer
Feeling the prayer is already answered
Will manifest blessings everywhere

Like many I believe that Gratitude
Appreciating all my Blessings each day
Is the ultimate communication of prayer
Thankfulness felt in every word I say

I Commune with the Forces-Of-Creation
The All-That-Is, Source-Energy of Love
I surrender my Heart and Soul to the flow
And unite my own Light with God above

Trina Graves – 25th September 2017


About This Poem

Although I used the quote from Gotthold Ephraim Lessing (1729 – 1781)  

One Single Grateful Thought Raised To Heaven Is The Most Perfect Prayer.’

for the title of this poem, I also wanted to incorporate a quote from Gregg Braden (1954) I heard years ago watching one of his videos, that really stuck with me. 

‘Feel The Feeling As Though The Prayer Has Already Been Answered,
And In That Feeling We Are Speaking To The Forces Of Creation,
Allowing The World To Respond To Us.’

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