Dear Friends,

We hope that you are safe and well.

Last night for our Spirit of Life Community Spiritual Discussion Night we watched and heard a presentation by Dr. Patricia Fresen, RCWP Bishop on "Unpacking the Aramaic Prayer of Jesus, the Our Father/Mother." It was such an energizing presentation capturing the Cosmic Energy of the Universe which moblizes us for action. Today's Meditation is the translation of that Aramaic Prayer of Jesus which we promised to send to all of you.

If you would like to listen/watch her presentation the link is below the prayer. The presentation is about 30 minutes.

 We invite you to join us as we commit ourselves to working tirelessly to end systemic and structural racism in our society, in the church, in healthcare, in the workplace--wherever it shows up so that everyone may come to have more abundant life. May this meditation nourish our contemplative-active hearts and sustain all of us in action.

In the spirit of our philosophy of co-creating community and our awareness that the Spirit speaks through each of us, we invite you to share your meditations with us as well. We truly believe that it is God's economy of abundance: when we share our blessings, our thoughts, our feelings, we are all made richer.

We hope and pray that you find peace, healing, hope and the infusion of joy in your life!

With our love and care,

Ron and Jean

MEDITATION 802: The Aramaic Prayer of Jesus--Our Father/Mother

O Birthing Father- Mother of the Cosmos

Focus your light within us - make it useful.

Create your reign of unity now-

through our fiery hearts and willing hands

Help us love beyond our ideals

and sprout acts of compassion for all creatures.

Animate the earth within us: we then

feel the Wisdom underneath supporting all.

Untangle the knots within

so that we can mend our hearts' simple ties to each other.

Don't let surface things delude us,

But free us from what holds us back from our true purpose.

Out of you, the astonishing fire,

Returning light and sound to the cosmos.

May it be so!

Translation by Neil Douglas-Klotz

Thank you for attending Rev. Dr. Patricia Fresen’s presentation today: Unpacking the Aramaic Words of Jesus: The Our Father – Abwoon

For those of you who missed it, here is the YouTube link to the recording,, and the presentation slides are attached.

For more information on this topic, visit:

With gratitude to Patricia for this enlightening and inspiring presentation,

Bridget Mary and Mary Theresa