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First sunrise of 2024 from Kanzantei (Mountain Contemplation Manor)

Hakone Sacred Grounds in Japan.

JOHREI   FELLOWSHIP   NATIONAL   SERVICE

January 7,  2024

  • AMATSU-NORITO

  • THE LORD’S PRAYER

  • PRAYER FOR PARADISE ON EARTH

  • POEMS

  • PRAYER FOR NORTH AMERICAN SACRED GROUNDS (updated version)

 

 

 

AMATSU-NORITO

(Prayer of Heaven)

 

Taka-amahara ni kamzumari masu

Kamurogi Kamuromi no mikoto mochite

Sume-mioya kamu Izanagi no mikoto

Tsukushi no Himuka no

Tachihana no

Odo no Ahagi-hara ni

Misogi harai tamou toki ni nari maseru

Haraido no Okami-tachi

Moro-moro no magagoto tsumi kegare o

Harai tama-e kiyome tama-e to

Maosu koto no yoshi o

Amatsu-kami kunitsu-kami

Ya-o yorozu no kami-tachi tomo ni

Ame no fuchi-koma no mimi furitate-te

Kikoshi-mese to

Kashikomi kashikomi mo maosu.

 

Miroku Omikami

Mamori tama-e sakiha-e tama-e Miroku Omikami

Mamori tama-e sakiha-e tama-e

 

Oshi-e mioya nushino-kami

Mamori tama-e sakiha-e tama-e

Oshie-e mioya nushino-kami

Mamori tama-e sakiha-e tama-e

 

(pause for silent prayer)

 

Kan-nagara tamachi ha-e mase

Kan-nagara tamachi ha-e mas

 

 

THE LORD’S PRAYER

 

Our Father,
Who art in heaven,
Hallowed by 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,

        and the power, and the glory, forever.

 

 

PRAYER FOR PARADISE ON EARTH

 

Great God of Light,

We behold Your plan unfolding

Whereby all spiritual clouds are dispelled,
Impurity and error cleansed

From the realms of spirit and matter.

 

The age of light and joy is being born;
Through Your infinite compassion
Misguided forces waken unto truth,
And negative practices cease,

While forces of light unhindered
Restore the world to peace.

 

All of nature receives
Your loving influence

And finds its rightful place.
Peaceful clouds move across brilliant skies,

And the fragrance of countless flowers
Floats upon the air.

 

Abundant harvests glorify the earth,
Every corner filled with happy voices.
Boundaries between countries vanish

And ancient conflicts disappear as if dreams.

 

All people are united,
Encircled by Your Light

And guided by Your Wisdom.

Through service to humanity,
All are blessed

With health, peace and prosperity.

 

Great God of Light,

Strengthen us with courage and wisdom
To follow Your will

And realize Paradise on Earth.

 

                           POEMS

 

Turning Point of This World

 

At the present time

When old things

Are crumbling

New things are being born

Into this world.

 

To crush

The superstitious beliefs

Of culture,

God's Almighty Power

must be administered.

 

Open your eyes and see,

How God is advancing His mission,

In the background of destruction,

He is striking the hammer

Of construction.

 

From: Inorinoshiori – Prayer and Poems

 

PRAYER FOR THE NORTH AMERICAN SACRED GROUNDS

 

Great God of Light,

 

We ask your blessing, guidance and protection
In the creation of our North American Sacred Grounds.

Deepen our awareness of the mission of this prototype
In spreading paradise throughout the world.

 

Enlighten us all with a true and clear vision
Of its perfect location, design and construction.
May material support flow generously
Through our gratitude and service.

 

May our ancestors, ministers and members
Now in the spiritual realm, continue to assist us.

 

As this creation transforms our lives,
May our Fellowship expand
In radiance and power
To transform the world.

 

Great God of Light, bless our efforts,
Meishu-sama guide our hearts,
As we work in harmony to serve Your will
Through this joyous construction.

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