Man’s Prayer


Our father who art not in heaven, but in some

core of human being, closer than consciousness,

hallowed be thy name, for it is: love.  Thy

kingdom is here, in all moments of true striving.

May thy will be done in our lives, more and



                Do not give us our daily bread,

but let us strive for it, and so

savor it.  Lead us into temptation, so that we

will bruise or break ourselves upon it, earning

humanity.  Do not deliver us from

evil, for without evil, how can we know good?

Help us to forgive ourselves, so that we can

learn love, to pass it on.


                                  May thy kingdom be the

spirit of man.  Thou—his power.  Thine—the glory

he will sing forever to his newly born.