Category Archives: Prayer

The Beautiful Truth

Lord Apollon, the very pinnacle of beauty, I pray that You lift the shroud of bias, shame, blame, and control that clouds over the eyes of those who wish to see beauty in the world.  I pray that You, Unshorn One, allow these to see the many truths before them, which they shirk from their sight.  Lord of the Light Unceasing, brighten the world before these who are lost, that they will witness the terrible, ugly, beautiful truth of Nature– that which we see and admire, is also that which may destroy us, even as we sit staring in awe.

The many landscapes are indeed beautiful, especially to those who traverse them not.  Those who look from afar and never step foot into the wild lands.  Fear contains them, and rightly so.  The beautiful world is indifferent to their praises, and hostile to their ignorance.  So, Lord, I pray that You tear away the fragile skin which covers them, that which hides their insecurities, and that which implicates them in the ancient scheme of subjugation.

These whose mouths are open only to speak the ancient falsehoods– that physical beauty alone is the compass of virtue– let their mouths be closed so that their ears, hearts and minds may instead be opened to the vastness of this beautiful, terrible, ugly world.  I pray that You open their eyes to rot and death, to pain and suffering, to plague and fear.  Only then will beauty and ugliness be revealed as twin aspects of the Truth:  All that is beautiful is not automatically good.  All that is good is not necessarily beautiful.  Beauty and ugliness are woven between the fabric of matter, space and time.  One may not exist where the other does not also dwell.

Apollon Despota, Wrathful Lord, I pray that You will do these things and more, to facilitate the growth so badly needed.  For only through the cutting away of disease may the whole body be saved.  So, Lord, to that end, do I offer these gifts, that You might be pleased, as well as favorable toward us who keep Your charge to bring both truth, and beauty, into the world.

Ie Paian!

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Deipnon Prayer

The prayer I’ll be using for tonight’s Deipnon celebration.  Feel free to use yourself, or alter to suit your needs.  <3


Hekate, who carries the bright torch in the darkness, hear me, Your child, on this night that You will roam the lands, far-stretching!  I am born of a land far from the home of those who first honored You, O Dread One, but in my need, You found me those many years ago. And through Your guidance, was I revealed to the destiny that awaited!

Hekate, I give thanks to You, for the role You’ve played in my spiritual transition!  I give thanks also for Your blessings, which I have continually received since the days of my early youth!  Hekate, upon this night of the Dark Moon, I ask again for your blessings, and Your Divine protection, that the spirits, sinister and mischievous alike, will not bother we who dwell here, in this home!

[Place offering(s)]

May the spirits pass by these walls, and may they roll over this roof like Amphitrite’s waves!  May Your hounds find all apparitions who lurk here with malice in their hearts, driving them forth onto the next step of their journey! Hekate, may You pass with Your entourage in stillness and in peace, and may none of us within these walls draw Your ire, or Your attention, this sacred Deipnon night!

Hail Hekate!

Evocation of Hera

Queen, from whom Sovereignty cascades, like water falling from a mountaintop; You who are Most Fair among Goddesses, and supremely regal in Your bearing! You who rule, equal to the King in all ways; Triple-formed Hera, lovely in all aspects, hear our call!

Hera Pais, O holy virgin, sweet as the apple blossoms of springtime, whose everblooming petals attracted the love of Zeus!  Hear our call, Lovely One, and attend to these rites, if ever You wished to be adored!

Hera Teleia, wife full-grown, ripe as the apples hanging heavily upon the summer branches!  You who are Matron and Queen, hear our call and attend, Powerful One, as we lay out the feast in Your honor!

Hera Chḗrē, the widow who is a comfort to Herself in autumn, and secure in the passage of Her life, during winter’s firm grasp; She who falls like an apple seed to the ground, ready to be renewed by water and Earth!  Most Revered One, hear our call, and attend to the love of Your mortal children!

We who are Your own cry out in witness to Your glory, Great Hera, Queen of us all, Governess of the fates of women, Protectress of the marriage bond!  We call upon You this day, in the hope that we may lavish adoration upon You, and show You our deepest respect!

Here lays the feast, our gift to You, among many others, that You may be filled with Earthly bounty in our gratitude!  Here also do we pour out sweet libations, to quench even Your thirst, O Sublime Goddess!

Hear our call, and attend, O Lovely Queen, and we shall cherish Your presence for as long as You decide to remain here with us, and longer still, after!

Blessed Hera, be welcomed!

© Columbine 2017

Loud Moaning (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 6 prompt – Water, Sea, Storm Gods or Spirits

[For my Lady, Amphitrite, Queen of the Sea.]

Lady ruling the wide seas, Queen whose will is reflected in
Ocean waves, glorious and beautiful are You, Amphitrite!
Undines sing Your praises, and men falter,
Desirous of calm waters preceding Your arrival; they are
Merely current in a long line
Of very hopeful
Admirers!  Blessed Queen, take their praises and offerings,
Now, deep under, where You dwell
In company with the other
Nereids, and be merry, for Your happiness
Gives pleasure to all the creatures of the sea, and land, alike!

Dwelling in the Deep (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 4 prompt – Earth/Cave, Wilderness, Reclusive Gods or Spirits

Divine Mother, O cave dwelling Gaea,
Wellspring of life, and the knowledge of its
Eternal dance, come and attend these rites of
Love and joy upon the face of the
Living Earth, for You have promised us Your
Immeasurable blessings, that we may
Never want for the produce of the
Green Earth that is Your body, and our home
In all the ways that matter.  Be with us
Now, Your children, who lay fragrant offerings
To appeal to Your love of beauty, and the reward of
Honest labor, which, by Your grace, brings us food to
Eat and the very gifts we return in glad payment of such
Delightful wealth.  Know that we are always
Eager to hear Your voice roll through the deep,
Enlivening us with Your splendor, full and
Powerful, leading, as we sway like tall grass in the wind.