Category Archives: Prayer

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.

Drive Away the Impure (Devotional Acrostic Challenge)

Week 2 prompt – Healing, Purifying, Kathartic Gods or Spirits

[Written for Apollon, out of necessity.]

Dominate the will of the One who dares to walk
Roughshod over the boundaries of one who is Yours,
In spirit and in flesh, and in all other ways manifest in the
Vast Universe!  O Lord of the Bow and the Golden Sword,
Erase all trace of the Trespasser, that He may be driven out of
All spaces herein!  Deliver me, O Prince of Destruction, from the
Wily, waiting hands of He who causes me harm; from He who
Afflicts pain and torture upon the minds of those He captures!
You, O Lord Striking From Afar, are my only hope of
Turning His depraved advances away for all time; so
Help me, my Beloved, and You know I will love and honor You
Eternally!  And though my love does not hinge upon Your
Intervention in this matter, know that my gratitude will
Make it all the sweeter!  I implore You!  I call to You in deepest
Prayer, and most fervent desire!  Only You, Apollon, can end this
Unrest, and send the Uninvited One back to the
Realm of His origin, where He will trouble me no more,
Escaping not the justice of Your holy arrows, and righteous aim!

Reintroducing, My Patreon!

I’ve had a Patreon account just sitting around for at least two years, which I hadn’t really done anything with.  I would occasionally toy with the idea of reopening it, but mostly I could never think of exactly how to utilize it to its fullest potential.  But, now that’s changing!

Thanks to some encouragement from a friend, I’ve decided to try it again. So, if you can entertain the thought of tossing me and my kids some monthly support, in exchange for Patreon-exclusive hymns, prayers, poetry, stories, mythic retellings, and my daughter’s awesome digital art, please check it out and pledge if you can.

Content will be available at various pledge levels, and some will even be free.  There will be perks, as well, which come in when you pledge at the $20+, or $50+ levels.  I really need to diversify my income, as I’m having trouble buying enough food for my kids, and keeping the rent up to date.

So, if you’ve ever wondered how you can help us out, other than purchasing divination from me, or shopping at my jewelry store, this is another great way to show us your support.  Please, consider it, and have a fabulous day!

https://www.patreon.com/Columbine

Gratitude Project 2017, Day 26 – Gaea

08/26/2017

Deep is Earth, who birthed, and still births, all life!  Round is She in the Heavens, and heavy with Her children!  Gaea, the Primordial Mother, so wild, never to be tamed!

Hail Mother, rich and moist!  We breathe in Your breath, and so, we live! Hail Mother, deep and green!  We eat of Your body, and so, we live!  Hail Mother, dangerous and impartial!  We are but players in Your game, and so, we survive!

Gaea, You are the soil, and we are the dust!  You are the mountain, and we make our home within You!  You are the flora, and the fauna, You are us, and You are our prey!

Earth, we are but shells of Your existence, bound to this flesh, and raised by Your power!  You are All Life, as we know it, and to You do we owe thanks and gratitude!

So, Dearest Mother, Great Gaea, Bountiful Earth, please accept these offerings, given back to You in love and reverence!  As do all things, these came from You, and to You do they return!  As did we!  As shall we all!

Gaea, our Mother, thank you for the gift that is life!  Thank you for the opportunity to live!  And thank you for the skills necessary to survive! You do, and shall always, have our most profound gratitude!

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Gratitude Project 2017, Day 22 – Poseidon

Hail Poseidon, Lord of the Sea, King who dwells in the depths and in the shallows!  Great God of crashing waves, hear this prayer!

You who command the calm winds, gently blowing, are also Lord over furious storms!  There is a storm brewing in the nearby sea, and it does threaten our city!

If it pleases You, dread Poseidon, do send Your waves and Your winds to break against the shores of Corpus Christi!  But, if we have pleased You before, O Lord, do not forget that some in this city are loyal to You, and have made sacrifices in Your name!

Poseidon, flood these streets if You must, but not before You have allowed the people to make preparations, and to evacuate!  Do tear trees and fences from the Earth in Your fury, but take no life from human or animal! We call out to you for mercy, O Lord of the Deep!  So please, be merciful!

Great will be our thanks to You, and sincere our continued sacrifices! Offerings will be made, incense will burn, and libations shall be poured in our reverence of You!  For we behold the might of the ocean, and its King!

But know also that if Your decision is not to grace the city with a hurricane or tropical storm, this decision will also be appreciated, and our gratitude will fill Your offerings in equal measure to our fear! Please, Poseidon, be merciful!

For You, we are grateful!  For the bounty You provide us, we are grateful! For the seas themselves, within which we work and play, we are grateful! And Lord, we are grateful for Your kindness, and Your mercy!  Please, show us Your mercy once again, and spare this city in all the ways that You will it to be spared!

Hail Poseidon, and thank You!

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