Two Healing Prayers

A Litany for Healing (Heathen)

That our health care practitioners may remain healthy,
We pray to You, Eir, best of Surgeons.

That the families of those suffering be given the strength to endure,
We pray to You, Thor, Protector of Mankind.

That those afraid or grieving may be comforted,
We pray to You, Sigyn, Lady of Enduring Grace.

That those most at risk be granted vitality and kept from harm’s way,
We pray to Idunna, Who bears the sacred apples of restoration.

That those suffering financially due to this crisis be sustained,
We pray to Andvari, Who governs the flow of resources.

That we may remain kind to each other despite our fear,
We pray to Nanna, Goddess of compassion.

That each household may have what it needs,
We pray to Frigga, Sustainer of Asgard.

That those confined to their homes find ways to flourish,
We pray to Freya, Goddess of abundance and power.

That we be shown mercy,
We pray to Jorð, Goddess of the good, green earth.

Bless and protect us, Holy Ones,
and keep Your people from harm,
inasmuch as wyrd allows.
To You, Great Gods, we pray.

 

A Litany for Healing (cultus deorum)

That this plague may be driven back,
we pray to Apollo, Who brings protection and healing.

That our healthcare workers may be sustained,
We pray to Asklepius, best of Physicians.

That those most at risk, remain safe and healthy,
We pray to Hygeia, Goddess of Health and Healing.

That those of us sheltering-in-place remain healthy and resilient,
We pray to Panacea, Goddess of preventive medicine.
That those grieving or afraid may be comforted,
We pray to Dionysos, Who brings relief.

That households may have what they need during this crisis,
We pray to the Goddess Salus, Whose hands bring salvation.

That we be shown mercy,
We pray to Ceres, Goddess of the land.

Look with favor upon us, Oh Gods,
Bless and protect us and preserve us from trouble,
this we pray, ever in Your service.

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at wyrdcuriosities.etsy.com.

Posted on March 29, 2020, in Bacchic Things, Heathenry, prayers, Roman Things, Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. May it be so!

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  2. Hello, I am posting here a poem I wrote to Mani, I´ve posted it some days ago in the Healing Novena entry but somehow it didn´t work. It´s the one I sent to you Galina. I´ve just checked the Healing Novena entry and now it is closed to comments.
    Many Blessings, Vanesa.

    Diamonds
    (To Mani, asking for sense out of emotional pain)

    A soldier standing for so long.
    Looking for light.
    Under fire.
    Hardly breathing
    Inside an ocean of night.
    Fearing an enemy I cannot see.
    Cannot hear, cannot feel.
    Squinting through the sounds,
    And the soft perfume of grass
    At Your Feet.
    Gentle Charmer,
    Walk on by.
    Dance in between
    the teardrops that wash me.
    Walk on by.
    Hear me Mani,
    Shield the ones I love
    From terror and pain.
    Protect the children,
    The outcasted, the ill, the insane,
    Bless them in devastating times
    Give them sanity, clear skies
    Secure their minds.
    Come, Mani, Walk on by.
    I present You my agonizing pain,
    As a little gift of love.
    Come, Mani, Walk on by.
    Shatter me, Stun me, Daze me.
    Walk on by.
    Silver Chariot Rider,
    Walk on by.
    I will bear your Radiance,
    This time.
    Harvest these dark diamonds
    That I grow for You
    Inside my heart.
    Walk on by.

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