Mrs. Prophet, Mother Mary’s scriptural rosary contains a version of the Lord’s Prayer very different from the one most of us are familiar with. Can you explain?
First of all, let’s take the Lord’s Prayer as it is recorded in the Book of Matthew. Jesus counsels us that we ought not to use “vain repetitions as the heathen” but to pray “after this manner” and then he gives the Lord’s Prayer.
Students of the ascended masters’ teachings understand the word of God through Isaiah: “Concerning the work of my hands, command ye me.” They see that Jesus and many of the saints spoke with the authority of God—God the Father, who lives within the Son and without whom the Son can do nothing.
The Lord’s Prayer is not the prayer of a sinner groveling on the ground like an animal before a tyrannical or whimsical God, but it is the prayer of the Son to the Father, and it is a command. Every verse of the Lord’s Prayer is actually a command that we give by the authority of the Christ within us to the flame of God, the I AM THAT I AM, the source of our energy and life.
“Our Father who art in heaven…” We address him, confident that he hears us. “Hallowed be thy name.” This is a command. We are commanding God’s energy that is in heaven to be manifest on earth. And our first desire is that the name of God, I AM THAT I AM, be sacred on earth. We must pray this prayer because God has given us the authority for the earth. He said, “Take dominion over the earth,” and he gave us free will and an energy resource to do so.
The next command is “Thy kingdom come.” We are commanding it because it is the will of God and because he has given us the authority to pray in this manner. When Jesus told us to pray “after this manner,” he meant we must confirm by the Science of the Spoken Word God’s will on earth as it is in heaven.
The next command we give is “Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” And then: “Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors.”
The more we read and understand this matrix of the Son commanding the flame, the essence, the energy of God to do the Father’s will on earth, the more we understand our role as the instruments of the Great Alchemist, of God himself.
God desires to move in manifestation on earth but he cannot do so unless we open the valve of consciousness, the valve of the heart and the valve of the sacred centers and let his energy flow. We do this by the command.
The final command is “And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.” Then follows: “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, forever. Amen.”
The upper room teaching of the Science of the Spoken Word
It is my understanding that Jesus taught the disciples the Science of the Spoken Word in the Upper Room, in the Essene community and at the home of Mary, Martha and Lazarus in Bethany. He taught that the command of God is reflected in the Son by the voice of the Son giving affirmation of God’s being.
How many people have ever thought of the Lord’s Prayer as our command to God, literally our demand upon the cosmos, upon the energy of cosmos to coalesce on earth in this supreme matrix of our Father’s will?
Well, as an ex-fundamentalist Christian, I have to tell you that it is a revolutionary concept. Wouldn’t you agree?
Indeed it is. In fact, it is earth shattering. It’s like discovering the mathematical formula for the splitting of the atom. All of a sudden we realize that we were created by God to be his sons and daughters, that in fact we can say with Christ, “Before Abraham was, I AM.” And we understand that the eternal Christ that is our own identity has always been and will forevermore be.
We understand that the challenge of life on earth is for our own soul to come into alignment with that only begotten Son, that eternal Christos. And to do this we use the ritual of the Science of the Spoken Word. “After this manner therefore pray ye”—marvelous teaching!
The power to become a Son of God
Listen to this teaching from John: “As many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name.” The power to become a Son of God is conveyed to us by the Ascended Master Jesus Christ.
That power could not be conveyed if it were not already inherent within us, within that potential of the threefold flame in the heart. But it requires the igniting by the Son of God Jesus or by Saint Germain or by any one of the ascended masters or avatars of the ages. The one who has become the Christ incarnate has the power to transfer that flame to us, for we are also intended to become Sons of God.
But what is the I AM Lord’s Prayer?
The I AM Lord’s Prayer is an advanced form of the Lord’s Prayer. Jesus gave the I AM Lord’s Prayer to his inner disciples, who had a deeper understanding of the mysteries of God. They understood that God is within the temple and that the affirmation of that God is the highest form of prayer and even the highest form of the command.
We have this prayer today because the Ascended Master Jesus Christ has dictated it to the messenger Mark Prophet. Mother Mary asked to have this prayer included in the daily rosary.
How does it go, Mrs. Prophet?
Bear in mind that the name I AM has the inherent meaning “God in me is.” When we say “I AM THAT I AM” we are affirming God above/God below where we are. This prayer uses the name I AM to amplify God’s energy within us:
I AM Lord’s Prayer
Our Father who art in heaven,
Hallowed be thy name, I AM.
I AM thy kingdom come
I AM thy will being done
I AM on earth even as I AM in heaven
I AM giving this day daily bread to all
I AM forgiving all life this day even as
I AM also all life forgiving me
I AM leading all men away from temptation
I AM delivering all men from every evil condition
I AM the kingdom
I AM the power and
I AM the glory of God in eternal, immortal manifestation—All this I AM.
Mrs. Prophet, don’t you think that a lot of people will see this as the ultimate ego trip?
Precisely. And therein lies the danger. The one who declares that his untransmuted, unredeemed self is one with God is one who blasphemes.
However, the one who has actually felt the Presence of God enter him as the descent of the Holy Ghost and who has that Presence in his temple can unite his energy, his consciousness and his being with that God of very gods who lives within his temple.
He can make his voice one with the voice of God. Indeed, he can become the mouthpiece of God, who is answering the first prayer, which says: “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done in earth as it is in heaven.” Now he can say, “Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name, I AM,” and he can hear God speaking through him: “I AM thy kingdom come. I AM thy will being done. I AM on earth even as I AM in heaven.”
This is the tremendous authority of the Trinity within us—God the Father as the one who releases the Law and the decree, God the Son as the wisdom of that decree, and God the Holy Spirit as the action of that decree. This Trinity within us takes over our prayer and instantaneously, simultaneously becomes the answer to the call or the fulfillment of the demand that we place upon life.
And so when we pray and when we understand that we are praying as sons of God, we know that we have the authority to cast out demons, to exorcise evil spirits, to command “Peace, be still!” to the waters. This is not something that we attribute to man or to the carnal mind or to the lesser self. There is only one power that can act and it is the living God. There is only one God and without him we can do nothing. It is the Father in us who doeth the work.
A part of this great work is the decree itself. The decree sets the energy in motion. It’s a fiat, it’s a blueprint, it’s a matrix of life. And so we say, “I AM giving this day daily bread to all. I AM forgiving all life this day even as I AM also all life forgiving me.” We are simply saying, “God in me is giving this day daily bread to all. God in me is forgiving all life this day even as God is all life forgiving me.”
This constant affirmation of oneness with the one God is the only means to salvation. And the affirmation itself is the ritual through the Science of the Spoken Word whereby we do inherit immortality.
It is the true mystic’s prayer, isn’t it?
Indeed it is and it must be correctly understood or else it will be misused.