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Daily Prayers to the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father from the Essene Gospel of Peace

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, Jesus gives the following instructions for daily prayers to the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father…

In the Essene Gospel of Peace, a manuscript attributed to the ancient Essene community, Jesus gives the following instructions for daily prayers to the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father:

“And pray every day to your Heavenly Father and Earthly Mother, that your soul become as perfect as your Heavenly Father’s holy spirit is perfect, and that your body become as perfect as the body of your Earthly Mother is perfect. For if you understand, feel, and do the commandments, then all for which you pray to your Heavenly Father and your Earthly Mother will be given you. For the wisdom, the love, and the power of God are above all.

“After this manner, therefore, pray to your Heavenly Father: Our Father which art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. For thine is the kingdom, the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

“And after this manner pray to your Earthly Mother: Our Mother which art upon earth, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, and thy will be done in us, as it is in thee. As thou sendest every day thy angels, send them to us also. Forgive us our sins, as we atone all our sins against thee. And lead us not into sickness, but deliver us from all evil, for thine is the earth, the body, and the health. Amen.

~ Essene Gospel of Peace, Book One (source)

Daily Prayers to the Earthly Mother and Heavenly Father from the Essene Gospel of Peace


  • Thank you for reminding me of these beautiful prayers and they can be so uplifting when you repeat
    them and remember to do them on a daily basis Carmel

  • This is wonderful. It makes me realise how I need to train myself to walk alongside my divine mother and father, and how this relationship with them needs daily attention. Without being introduced to them at a young age, it’s as though I have to un-learn years of seeming independence, and learn how to make my life about a constant dialogue with them. It’s such a shame that prayer in the west has just become about repeating ‘Our Father’ on a Sunday at its best. There’s so much to explore about how to communicate, how to pray. When I feel a bit stuck in it, turning to guidance like this, or reading ancient prayers really help.

  • I love this prayer too and this particular passage also stood out to me when I first read Book One. When I was a child I recall alwats praying to my Divine Father before going to bed (I grew up with a traditional Catholic upbringing). It wasn’t until later in life that I realized the importance and the significance of the role that the Divine Mother also played in life and in spirituality that now I can’t even imagine praying or asking for help without involving Her too.

  • Thank u for these.

    Love that there is a prayer to the Earthly Mother. Do wonder why it was not written “thy Queendom come”. But then, 2,000 years ago we were even more entrenched in patriarchal times. To this day, spiritual, religious, and language in general, has not used such the term Queendom. Not that I’ve seen anyway. I’ve been saying and using it for years, and find it lovely and sacred. Send your angels Earthly Mother, our Queen.

  • What powerful and precious prayers these are! I definitely feel that such prayers are important part in helping us to re-establish the lost connection with the Divine, and keeping our steps firm on the path towards the Light. Thank you very much for sharing this with us.

  • If we can pray everyday like this, our positivity could only increase, our balance would be restored, our well being grounded in faith and our connection our spirituality strengthened.

    • Hi Neil,

      Welcome to the site, nice to know you’ve enjoyed these very precious prayers.
      I hope that you’ll discover and experience the beauty of this site.

  • Fantastic very inspiring, I never use to like these prayers as I associated them with religion but having a greater insight of the meaning now they I can see the power within them thank you

    • Yes, that is a good point Richard.

      I was brought up a Catholic, so was used to praying the ‘Our Father’ and ‘Hail Mary’. To be honest, I prefer this version of prayer to the Divine Mother.

      I think that the fact that so many people associate these kinds of prayers with the rituals and orthodoxy of the Church can actually stop them from making prayer an everyday practice for them – understanding the deeper significance is so important.

  • I’m always taken back by how much there is to discover on this amazing site. Love these prayers, and love all the hard work from everyone involved. Thank you.

  • Thank you for sharing these prayers, I think many people are familiar with the Lord’s prayer, and its amazing power.

    But how incredibly important it is to have a strong connection to our Mother. Really, what are we going to do without her help? Nothing. it’s doomed to fail.

    I especially like this part: “Forgive us our sins, as we atone all our sins against thee.” This is almost a natural thing when praying sometimes.

    Would love to read more practices and prayers of ancient times for the Divine Mother.

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