Prayer to Aurboða
We praise You, Aurboða, companion of Eir, companion of Mengloth, great in the ways of healing. We praise You, Aurboða, wise and pious in making offerings to the land and the spirits therein. They are Your allies and a source of Your power. Yours is a bond of mutual respect. We praise You, skilled in herbs and medicines, great apothecary of Lyfjaberg, Whom even other healing Powers consult. We praise You, Canny Seeress, Who knows the ways of reverence, Who easily untangles the snarled skeins of wyrd and reads them rightly. We Praise You, Mother of Gerda, Who raised Your daughter in the ways of Power, a jewel in the hall of the Mountain tribes, Carrier of Your peoples’ sovereignty. Oh Wisdom beyond Measure! Oh Mighty Healing Power! Oh Tree of richness and plenty! Oh Caretaker of the land! Oh Protector of all the spirits of the earth! Oh Jewel of Prophetic Wonder! Mighty Apothecary of the Gods, ever and always do we praise You! Hail to You, Aurboða! Teach us ever and always we pray, to make good offerings, to walk in the ways of respect and reverence, and to honor the land that has shaped us, every day of our lives.
(by G. Krasskova
This is written in the style of the German mystic Mechthild of Magdeburg — I was quite taken with one of her poetic meters and have been using for prayers to our Gods for years now.