Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Agnostic’s/Atheist’s Prayer/Exhortation

Upon evolving from a seeker of the "face of God" to agnosticism - but still believing in the "what God", though doubting the existence of the "who God" - I felt the need for a "prayer", incantation, or invocation that was relevant for me.

Since I don't revere or worship an entity, there is no need for prayer or supplication. Still, some type of recital, evocation, or exhortation - perhaps because of pure indoctrination into the worship of a "who God" since my youth - seemed helpful for the perpetual directing of positive energy. My concern is that there may be other agnostics and atheists who still feel the need for a set of words that help THEM to maintain faith in achieving goals - despite not having the luxury of reliance on a super being. 

This is what I came up with...

Agnostic’s/Atheist’s Prayer/Exhortation

Our higher selves
Which art within us,
Lift us up where we belong.

Let love prevail
That utopia may come,
In reality as it exists in our minds.

Lead us this day on the path toward commUNITY
And help us to understand others,
As we seek to be understood by them.

Let us not use our power only for self;
But direct it for the good of the whole.

For Love is the key
To all the power and all the glory
Forever and ever.
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1 comment:

  1. "Is God willing to prevent evil, but not able? Then he is not omnipotent. Is he able, but not willing? Then he is malevolent. Is he both able and willing? Then whence cometh evil? Is he neither able nor willing? Then why call him God?" — Epicurus, ancient Greek philosopher, 341 BCE – 270 BCE