Prayer of the Emanations

1. Before reciting the Emanations Prayer: Stand facing the Sun during the day and facing the Moon at night, wash hands, arms and face under running water, using a container dedicated only to this purpose. Prayers can be recited both outdoors and inside a building / house.

2. Prostrate, one says: Praised be to you, O blessed one of the Light, Mani our Comforting Guide; from the Root of Light and the Branch of Life, you are like a powerful tree that brings healing.

3. Standing, one says: Oh blessed of the Light, Mani our Comforting Guide; from the Root of Light and the Branch of Life, you are like a powerful tree that brings healing.

4. Bowing down, one says: Lord of Heaven, I bow down and praise you with a pure heart, O Great God, the Father of Light and the Cause of Your existence.

5. Praised be You, and also Your Greatness, and Your Kingdom of Light, and the Blessed Messengers, whom You have summoned.

6. Praised be Your armies and Your pious ones and Your Word and Your Greatness and the peace that You give. Amen.

7. Standing upright, one says: Praised be to You because You are the God who is all truth and life and holiness. Amen.

8. This is the Prayer of the Emanations, also known as the Prayer of the Currents, which is prayed by both the Hearers and the Monks, but it is a duty for the Hearers.

9. (Recite in a low voice) Blessed is he who prays with this prayer often, daily, or for the Hearers at least on the third day (Tuesday) of the week, with a pure heart and sincere speech, praying for the forgiveness of the sins committed.

10. (Recite in a normal voice with raised hands, palms facing the eastern sky) I adore and glorify Abba d’Rabbuta (the Father of Greatness) of the Light with pure thought. With an innocent word You are glorified and honored: Blessed are You and Your majesty and Your aeons. Because in glory, You have perfected its foundation. Your Power and Glory and Your Light and Word and Your Majesty and the eons of affirmation and all Your counsel are glorified. Because You are Abba d’Rabuta, the Foundation of every grace and life and truth.

11. (With hands clasped before the chest) I honor and glorify all divine beings, all the angels, all the splendors, all the luminaries, all the powers: Those who are of the Great and Glorious Father, those that subsist in His Holiness, and in His Light are nourished, purified of all darkness and malice and evil.

12. I honor and glorify the great powers, the enlightened angels: Those who advanced by their own wisdom and subdued the darkness and their ruthless powers, which were prepared to fight against the sovereign of all; these are those who created the heavens and the earth and bound in them all the substance of contempt.

13. (With raised hands and palms facing the eastern sky) I adore and glorify the Son of Grandeur, the Luminous Mind, King and Savior: he who came forth from the outer eons to the higher creation, and from that to this lower creation; and having incomparably announced His wisdom and the ineffable mysteries to the people on earth, and having shown to the whole universe the Way of Truth, and having taught in all languages, and having distinguished the Truth from the lie and the Light from the darkness and good from evil and the righteous from the wicked. From You, O Savior, all grace has been known by the universe, and life together with the Truth has been interpreted to all the tribes in all languages. He Himself became, for living souls, the Redeemer of the obligation of hostile ties.

14. (With raised hands, palms facing the eastern sky, face facing the ground) I adore and glorify the Living God, virtuous and true: the one who with His own Power raised all things, the superior and inferior celestial arrangement.

15. (With raised hands, palms facing the eastern sky) I honor and glorify the great luminaries, both the Sun and the Moon, and the virtuous powers that are in them: Which by wisdom overcome the enemies and they illuminate all the cosmic disposition, and they observe and judge the worlds and always lead the virtuous souls to the great aeon of Light.

16. I honor and glorify the Five Great Lights: through which the whole universe began to exist and through which the heavens and the earth and through which by participation power and beauty and the soul and life they are present in everything. For without them the universe could not exist.

17. I honor and glorify all divine beings, all the angels, the living and pure ones: who sustain all this creation with the permission of the Great and Virtuous Light, who governs all those who are now singing these hymns.

18. (Turn the face to the West) I honor and glorify all the enlightened angels: those who dominate the totality of the universe and subdue all demons and all evil, protecting justice and defending it from the evil demons and causing good to grow in it.

19. (Turn the face to the North) I honor and glorify all the righteous: those who escape from all evil, those who have existed so much before, now exist, are coming into being and are ready to come into existence because they have recognized the Truth and all excellence; to the chaste and the constants so that all those whom I have honored and glorified and invoked can assist me and bless me with favor and free me from all bondage, restriction and oppression and give me access to the great aeon of Light, to which all the wise and straight in the judgment they wait to enter, where peace and the purest of the good govern, where there is no perception of evil but there are present ambrosia and eternal life, where all the inhabitants are without any need and experience neither death nor corruption .

20. (Kneel, hands clasped, facing East) Father of Greatness, I repent now, praying to be freed from sin.

21. (With his hands on face, covering eyes) Father of Greatness, forgive my sins and eliminate my guilt. Amen.

22. (In a low voice) Amen, amen.

{The Prayer of Emanations, also known as the “Prayer of the Currents,” translated from a fourth-century CE manuscript by Jenkins, adapted by Iain Gardner and Samuel NC Lieu (copyright), Cambridge University Press; this edition has been adapted and based on the third revision, translated from Spanish.}