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THE 'LADY'S PRAYER:

A WICCAN VERSION OF THE 'SHEPHERD PSALM'

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The Lady's Prayer:

This is a Wiccan prayer patterned after the Shepherd Psalm. The latter is found in the Hebrew Scriptures (Old Testament) at Psalms 23:1. The author is unknown.

The Earth is my Mother.
I shall not want.
Her hand brings forth the green pastures.
She tarries within the still waters.
She leads me in fields of fruitfulness for my Glory.
Yea, as I walk through the summer of life unto death,
I will not be afraid, for You are with me.
Your womb in the earth will enfold me.
You prepare a harvest before me and bless my home with children.
You fill me with milk and honey. 
My cup overflows.
Surely, goodness and beauty will nurture me all the days of my life,
and I will become part of the earth forever.

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Three other versions of The Lady's Prayer are online at:

bullet John Elder, at: http://www.jelder.com/mythology/ He includes a phrase-by-phrase interpretation.
bullet Anon, at: http://www.sacred-texts.com/bos/bos543.htm and  http://www.paganlibrary.com/music_poetry/ladys_prayer.php3 
bullet Mark Christian and Janie Young, at: http://www.teleport.com/~whpcream/docs/prayer.shtml  

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Latest update: 2000-DEC-15
Author: Unknown

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