Sunday, July 31, 2011

Prayer for safe pregnancy

Heavenly Mother, who creates Earth in Her own image
We beseech You to protect our little ones
whom You have graciously granted unto us
and bring to bear this grateful gift of life

Saturday, July 30, 2011

Make Me Strong in Spirit

Make me strong in spirit
Courageous in action
Gentle of heart

Let me act in wisdom
Conquer my fear and doubt
Discover my own hidden gifts

Meet others with compassion
Be a source of healing energies
And face each day with hope and joy

~ Abby Willowroot © 1998

Friday, July 29, 2011

To the power of wisdom

To the Power of the North, Power of Wisdom.

Thank you Wisdom
for elders of all faiths and traditions
throughout time.

You who know that the Great Spirits presence
is working for the greatest good
in everyone, everything, everywhere
and all the time.

Thank you for your wisdom and guidance
whenever I turn to you
with a humble and open heart.

Help me to see the Spirit working
for good in all the challenges of my life.

With your help,
may it be so.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Prayer for help

O Goddess, send forth your Spirit
into my heart that I may percieve,
into my mind that I may remember
and into my soul that I may meditate.

Inspire me to speak with piety, tenderness and mercy.
Teach, guide and direct my thoughts and senses
from beginning to end.

May Your grace ever help and correct me
and may I be strenghened with wisdom.

Based on a prayer of St Anthony of Padua ( 1195 - 1231 )
Left out some words and one entire sentence.
This was one of these difficult ones....

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Prayer at time of misfortune

I think over again my small adventures and my fears.

Those small ones that seemed so big,
for all the vital things I had to get and reach.

And yet there is only one great thing,
the only thing:

To live to see the great day that dawns,
and the light that fills the world.


Tuesday, July 26, 2011

A blessing

The Goddess bless you
and keep you;

The Goddess make her face shine upon you
and be gracious to you;

The Goddess turn her face toward you
and give you peace.

based on Numbers 6:24-26

Prayer for protection

O all powerfull Goddess,
You are the protector of the whole physical creation.
May You Protect my body.

You are the source of all life.
You are the source of all strenght.
May You make me strong.


Monday, July 25, 2011

Blessing for caregivers

May the one who blessed our ancestors be present
to those who provide help for the ill and troubled among us.

May they be filled with fortitude and courage,
and endowed with sympathy and compassion,
as they give strenght to those at their side.

May they fight against despair,
and continue to find within themselves
the will to reach out to those in need.

And in their love of others,
may they know the blessing of community,
and the blessing of renewed faith.


this one is for a friend :)

Buddist morning prayer

Full of equanimity;
Of benevolent thouhgt,
Of tender thought,
Of affectionate thought,
Of useful thouhgt,
Of serene thought,
Of firm thought,
Of unbiased thougt,
Of undisturbed thought,
Of unagitated thought,
Having entered on knowledge wich is
a firm support to all thoughts,
Equal to the ocean in wisdom,
Equal to the mountain Meru in knowledge,
Rich in many good qualities. . .
They attain wisdom

Had to look this up:
Equanimity is a state of mental or emotional stability or composure arising from a deep awareness and acceptance of the present moment.

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Prayer of St Ignatius ( adapted)

Dearest Lady, teach me to be generous;
Teach me to serve the as thou deserves,
to give and not to count the costs,
to fight and not to seek for rest,
to labour and not to seek reward,
save that of knowing that I do thy will.

St Ignatius of Loyola (1491 - 1556) - adapted

Giving thanks for all life

Great and Eternal Mystery of Life, Creator of all things,
I give thanks for the beauty You put in
every single one of Your creations.

I am grateful that You did not fail in making
every stone, plant, creature, and human being
a perfect and whole part of the sacred hoop.

I am grateful that You have allowed me to see
the strength and beauty of my relations.

My humble request is that all the children of Earth
will learn to see the same perfection in themselves.

May none of your human children doubt or question
Your wisdom, grace, and sense of wholeness
in giving all of Creation a right to be
living extensions of Your perfect love.

Native American

Friday, July 22, 2011

Prayer for the sick

Tend to your sick ones, O Lady.
Rest your weary ones.
Bless your dying ones.
Soothe your suffering ones.
Pity your afflicted ones.
Shield your joyous ones.
For all your love's sake

St Augustine of Hippo ( 354-371 ) - adapted

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Prayer of Francis of Assisi ( adapted)

make me an instrument of your peace.
Where there is hatred, let me sow love;
Where there is injury, pardon;
Where there is doubt, faith;
Where there is despair, hope;
Where there is darkness, light;
And where there is sadness, joy.

O Divine Mistress,
grant that I may not so much seek
to be consoled as to console;
To be understood as to understand;
To be loved as to love;
For it is in giving that we recieve;
It is in pardoning that we are pardoned;
And it is in dying that we are born to eternal life.

St Francis of Assisi ( 1181-1226 ) - adapted

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Praise and thanksgiving

I thank you, O Goddess, for the pleasures you have given me through my senses.
For the glory of thunder and the mystery of music.
For the singing of birds and the laughter of children.
I thank you for the delights of colour,
the awe if sunset,
the wild roses in the hedgerows,
the smile of friendship.
I thank you for the sweetness of the flowers
and the scent of hay.
Truly, O Lady, the earth is full of your riches

Edward King 1829 -1910 ( adapted)

To the deceased

Let your eye go to the sun,
your life to the wind.

By the meritorious acts that you have done,
go to heaven, and then to earth again.

Or, resort to the waters,
if you feel at home there.
Remain in the herbs
with the bodies you propose to take.

Rig Veda X  :16 : 3

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Prayer for healing

Lady, look upon me with eyes of mercy.
May your healing hand rest upon me.

May your life-giving powers
flow into every cell of my body
restoring me to wholeness
and strength for Your service.

Prayer for diverse blessings

In mercy you have seen fit today to show me,
poor as i am, how we can in no way
pass judgement on other people's intentions.

Indeed, by sending people along an endless variety of paths,
you give me an example for myself
and for this I thank you.

St Catherina of Sienna ( 1347 - 1380)

no changes here

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Divine blessing

Almighty Lady, if we offer you a devoted mind and heart,
you will offer to us every blessing on earth and in heaven.

You grant our deepest wishes.
You give food to the body and peace to the soul.
You look upon us with the love of a mother for her children.

You created this beautful earth all around us.
And in every plant and animal, every tree and bird, your spirit dwells.

You have revealed yourself to me,
infusing my soul with the knowledge that you are the source of all blessing

And so I sing your praise day and night.
I who am feeble, glorify you who are powerful.
I who are nothing, devote myself to you, who are everything.

based on the Atharva veda

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Charge of the Goddess - Zia's version

Listen to the words of the Great Mother

I shall be called a million names by all who speak!
I am Eternal Maiden! I am Great Mother!
I am the Old One who holds the immortal key!
I am shrouded in Mystery, but am known to every soul.

I am the beauty of green earth,
and the white moon among the stars,
and the mystery of the waters,
and the desire of the heart of man.
Call unto thy soul, arise, and come unto me.

I am the soul of nature that gives life to the universe.
From Me all things proceed and unto Me they must return.
Let My worship be in the heart that rejoices,
for behold, all acts of love and pleasure are My rituals

Let there be beauty and strength,
power and compassion,
honour and humility,
mirth and reverence within you.

You shall be free from slavery
and you shall dance, sing, and feast.
Music shall surround you,
for mine is the ecstasy of the spirit,
and mine is also the joy of the earth!

I do not demand sacrifice!
For behold, I am the Mother of all things
and My love is poured out upon the Earth

And, as does the cycle of the Moon
ever begin to wax and wane and to grow forth again,
as do the seasons
from one to the next flow in smooth rhythm,
from sowing to reaping,
to seeming death and rebirth.....
so will my children know their own pattern in both worlds!

And you who seek to know Me,
know that the seeking and yearning will avail you not,
unless you know the Mystery:
for if that which you seek,
you find not within yourself,
you will never find it without.

For behold,
I have been with you from the beginning,
and I am That which is attained at the end of desire.

I took my favorite parts from other versions of the charge and combined those into a new one.

Prayer of Becoming

This is my favourite personal prayer. I use slightly different words, but this seems to be the original version:

May clarity grow within me
Open my eyes to life's many wonders
May I feel the pulse of all creation within me
Open my spirit to Awareness
Fill my heart with deeper Understanding
May my life be of service to Earth and the Goddess
Open my ears to the needs of those around me
Make my hands strong, sure, & gentle in your service
May I remember always, the Goddess works through me

Abby Willowroot © 1999

prayer for all wich is feminine

To our mother the Great Goddess

Thank you for your light
and your unconditional love.
Thank you for the gift of the feminine energy,
the gift of feeling and of intuition.

Thank you for your strenght,
always pouring out your love
no matter what.
Thank you for always being there.

Help me to open myself
to your compassion and tendernes.
Help me to bring it in to the places within me
and to be a channel for your healing.

With your help, may it be so.

Changed nothing in this one

Friday, July 15, 2011

Blessing of a new house

Dear Lady, we beseech Thee to bless and sanctify this house
and all who dwell therein
and everthing else in it.

At our entrance deign to bless and sanctify this house
and may the beings of Thy light, dweling within the walls of this house,
protect it and protect those who dwell therein.

I don't like this old language, so I put it in more simple words:

Dear Lady, please bless and sanctify this house
and all who live here
and everything else in it.

Please bless and sanctify this house as we enter it
and may Your beings of light, who live within these walls,
protect it and protect all who live here.