Gnostic Lord Prayer Understanding and Insight


The Lord’s Prayer, given by Jesus Christ to his disciples, is a beautiful supplication which contains profound wisdom, compassion, and love for God and humankind. This prayer is Kabbalistic in that it invokes the names of the different spheres of the Tree of Life, in other words, the different facets and aspects of God. This prayer reinforces the Christic teachings of mercy and forgiveness, the next octave up from the Old Testament principle of “an eye for an eye”. The Lord’s Prayer has immense power to bring in Christic light and love to dispel psychological darkness. Practice with this prayer first thing in the morning, and the last moment before going to sleep, with complete concentration on every word.

“To pray is to talk with God. The Lord’s Prayer serves us in talking with God.”

“The closing clause of the Lord’s Prayer is pure Kabbalism. Malkuth the Kingdom, Hod the Glory, Netsach the Power form the basal triangle of the Tree of Life, with Yesod the Foundation or Receptacle of Influences as the central point. Whoever formulated that prayer knew his Kabbalah.”

“This prayer, with its seven esoteric petitions, must be done in a slow manner. Each petition should be meditated. We should choose an hour of the day to do this practice if we want to unwrap the sublime powers of our soul. This does not mean that we cannot pray or enter into silence at any hour or in any place, even among the multitudes.”

“When Jesus prayed, he prayed to the Father who is in secret, and left unto us the Lord’s Prayer, that is an absolutely magical prayer. It takes a couple of hours to properly pray the Lord’s Prayer because each supplication that one makes to the Father is absolutely magical. People make the mistake of praying the Lord’s Prayer in a mechanical way which brings no results. One must dissemble this prayer and analyze it; thus, in order to perform this, the relaxation of the body is indispensable, not a single muscle should have any tension. Afterwards, one concentrates on order to combine prayer with meditation.” -Samael Aun Weor, The Initiatic Path in the Arcanum of Tarot and Kabbalah

“The Lord’s Prayer is the most perfect prayer. Of all ritualistic prayers, the most powerful one is the Lord’s Prayer.It is a magical prayer of immense power. Imagination, Inspiration and Intuition, are the three obligatory paths of initiation.” -Samael Aun Weor, The Perfect Matrimony.

The Lord’s Prayer

Our Father who art in heaven

Calling to the God of everything, in the highest sphere of the Tree of Life, Kether. “First, it is necessary to see spiritual things (God) internally…”

Hallowed be Thy name

First petition: calling to the sacredness of the name of God, the power of the Word, the Verb. “In other words, the Divine Verb, the magnificent name of God, the Creative Word… one must listen to the Verb, or the Divine Word.”

Thy kingdom come

Second petition: Geburah the Divine Soul connects to Chokmah the Son or Second Logos. “That is to say: with the pronunciation of the Word, the Mantras, the internal Kingdom of the Holy Masters comes to us… we must prepare our spiritual organism for intuition.”

Thy will be done, on earth as it is in heaven

Third petition: that we may use our free will to be in harmony with God’s will.

Give us this day our daily bread

Fourth petition: the soul calls to the essence of the physical body Malkuth.

“The phrase “daily bread” means the “supersubstantial bread” in Greek or the “bread from the Highest… Gnosis gives us this “bread of life” in a double meaning; this is ideas and strength, which allow us to disintegrate our psychological errors.”

Forgive us our trespasses, as we forgive those who trespass against us

Fifth petition: that the Law of Mercy outshine the Law of the Talion; that love and forgiveness reign, and that we utilize our vital energies for God, without trespassing or violating these forces.

Lead us not into temptation

Sixth petition: the Essence of the Soul asking to not be lead by the body of desire or the inferior Astral body.

But deliver us from evil

Seventh petition: the Essence of the Soul asking to not be lead astray by the inferior mind or inferior Mental body.

For Thine is the Kingdom, the Power and the Glory

The Kingdom is Malkuth, the physical world. The Glory is Hod, the astral world. The Power is Netsach the mental world.

Forever and ever, Amen.