You, oh God, were the comfort of my youth,
my strength in times of weakness,
my salvation when I otherwise would have been lost.
You held my head above the waters of terror.
You sustained me in isolation and poverty.
There are no words that I can say;
no gift that I lay at Your feet,
can ever equal the care and protection
that You gave me, all unasked.
Ever will I eat the fire You proffer in Your hand,
ever will I allow it to polish my heart, to anneal it,
to transform it into a gleaming anvil,
upon which You may hammer out
the contrapunto of Your desire.
I will always be grateful for the gifts You have given me;
and ever and always will I praise You.
I will lay gifts at your feet every day of my life.
I will make thousands of offerings, as many as I can,
always and ever in joy, and always to You,
before my time here is done.
Hail Loki, always.
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.