The Wayist version of the prayer that Christians call “Our Father” is caputerd in the Eastern Bible since the 2nd century. It is slightly different than the Gospel version in that it asks the Father’s guidance on entering temptations, new experiences, and asks for Him to catch us should we fall. This is very much the essence of how Wayidsts view life—we are here to learn from all things, all around us, all the time. We go out seeking learning opportunities, but we remain careful and aware of dangers.
We see a strong comparison between the two prayers central to Wayist devotional life. Both ask for spiritual nurture “daily bread” (mid-Eastern context) and “nectar” (Kashmir context). Both expect heaven on earth (in our hearts) and soon a rebirth in Sukhavati. The mid-Eastern prayer indicates what Iesous must have known to be their biggest issue in life - forgiveness of transgressions. The Kashmir prayer indicates what Iesous discerned to be their major challenge - fear to enter the unknown.