If you’re like me, you’re an early riser. Regardless of what time I fall asleep, I’m normally awake by 530 or 6 AM! The morning is a great time to get off to a good start, mentally, physically, and spiritually. The worries of the previous day hopefully haven’t disturbed your sleep, everything is fresh and new. This is the perfect time to say a prayer greeting the Holy Powers, expressing gratitude for all the bounty allotted us here on Midgard, and to set the intention of the day.
If you’re like me, I use the morning to get in a quick jog or power-walk. During this time, I find a spot that faces the rising sun, raise my arms in a Y position over my head, resembling the Algiz rune, and whisper something like:
Hail to the day! Hail to the sons of day!
Hail to the Night and her daughter!
Gaze on me gently standing here;
Give your blessings to my battles!
Hail to the Gods! Hail to the Goddesses!
Hail to the all-giving earth!
Wisdom and lore grant me, so long as I live,
And healing hands.
Hail the local wights and my ancestors
Hail the Gods and Goddesses of my folk, bless me with strength, courage, health, and happiness for all the days that I live.
It is recommended that you come up with your own prayers, in your own words, as it is more personal. This specific prayer comes from the Book of Blotar and Ritual of the Asatru Folk Assembly. You can find more about this group at http://www.Runestone.org
Whenever, or whyever, you pray, know that at that moment you are in communication with the Holy Powers and the ancestors who called upon them thousands of years before you! That’s a powerful thing!
Thank you for visiting, hope you enjoyed yourself! Hail the Aesir! Hail the Vanir! Hail our Folk!