Is the Lord's prayer really a Christian prayer? Recite it and identify which part of it is Christian. I know that in the Catholic mass it is identified as the way Jesus taught us to pray but an expert on Christian scripture told me that the words of the prayer simply don't align with those used in that period of history. We should be free to pray in whatever way that brings comfort to us. Couldn't the Swami have simply recited the Gayatri mantra while others recited what was supposedly a universal prayer?
One of the first prayers I learnt was this:
1: tvamēva mātā cha pitā tvamēva . You Truly are my Mother And You Truly are my Father .
2: tvamēva bandhuścha sakhā tvamēva . You Truly are my real Relative And You Truly are my best Friend/companion.
3: tvamēva vidyā draviṇam tvamēva . You Truly are my supreme Learning and You Truly are my true Wealth.
4: tvamēva sarvam mama dēva dēva .. You Truly are my Everything, You are My God beyond all gods.