Exploring spirituality somewhere between the Emerald Isle and the Black Land....

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Prayer for Victory

The following prayer was adapted from a prayer of the same name from the Carmina Gadelica. It invokes the favor of the goddess Boann and her son Áengus mac Óg. As the name implies, it is a good prayer to recite when you need success in any matter. Personally, I like tp recite it while bathing, or while standing outside in the sunshine.

Prayer for Victory

I bathe my face
In the nine rays of the sun,
As Boann bathed her son
In the rich fermented milk.

Honey be in my mouth,
affection be in my face;
The love that Boann gave her son
Be in the heart of all flesh for me.

All-seeing, all-hearing, all-inspiring may she be,
To satisfy and strengthen me;
Blind, deaf, and dumb forever be
My contemners and those who mock me.

The tongue of a druid in my head,
The eloquence of druids in my speech;
The composure of the Son of Youth
Be mine before the multitude.