A Prayer for Purification
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Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Let me present to you a prayer for purification, which I found in the work First Steps in Assyrian, by L.W. King, on page 237 and 238.
Here follows the prayer:
nap-li-si-in-ni-ma like un-ni-ni-ia
ta-ni-hi-ia lit-ba-lu si-bit šare
issuru ana šame li-še-li
i-dir-ti nunu lit-bal
lim-hur-an-ni nam-maš-šu-u ša seri
li-mis-su-in-ni me nari alikuti
Here follows the English translation:
O my goddess,
look with pity on me and accept my supplication!
Torn away be my sin,
forgotten be my transgressions!
Let the ban be torn away,
let the bonds be loosened!
My sighing let carry away the seven winds!
I will rend away my wickedness,
let the bird to the heavens bear it!
My misery let the fish carry off,
let the river sweep it away!
May there take it from me the beast of the field,
may there wash me clean the flowing waters of the river!
ZI DINGIR SALMAT KAKKADI KANPA!