The Church of the Divine Earth


 Bright Blessings by Gina T. Ranney
http://www.ladyoftheearth.com/prayers/bright-blessings.txt

Earth Mother, Giver of life, strengthen me during my life-long strife.
Teach me Your ways of love, peace and wisdom.
May this prayer help me to better myself in thought, word and deed.

-o-

Walk with your gods, goddesses and ancestors
~by Terry Kuehn, The Church of the Divine Earth

Walk with your gods and goddesses and revere your ancestors
in all that you do and become one with them. From the forests
of antiquity to the realms of your mind's embellishments, be
mindful of your fore-bearers and hold them dear to your heart.

-o-

Didysie Mūsų
Song to Perkūnas, celebrating our relationship with the Thunderer

~Romuva Organization ~ http://www.romuva.lt/en.html

Didysie Mūsų Dievaitė Mūsų

Didysie Mūsų Perkūnė Mūsų

Savo Stiprybe savo galybe

Sujūnki mūmis stiprinki mūmis

Didysie Mūsų Dievaitė Mūsų

Didysie Mūsų Perkūnė Mūsų

Ąžuolo jegom Ąžuolo galiom

Sujūnki mūmis stiprinki mūmis

Didysie Mūsų Dievaitė Mūsų

Didysie Mūsų Perkūnė Mūsų

Ugnės šviesybe Ugnės galybe

Sujūnki mūmis stiprinki mūmis

Our greatest, our God

Our greatest, our Thunderer

With your power, with your might

Unite us, strengthen us

Our greatest, our God

Our greatest, our Thunderer

The power of the Oak

Unite us, strengthen us

Our greatest, our God

Our greatest, our Thunderer

The brightness of fire, the power of fire

Unite us, strengthen us

 -o-

Food Blessing
~by Terry Kuehn, The Church of the Divine Earth

To the Gods and Goddesses,
Above, below and in between,
We give to thee our greetings.
Please Bless this food set here
And kindly enjoy it with us
.

-o-

My Prayer for A Sick or Injured Child
~by Terry Kuehn, The Church of the Divine Earth

Lord Perkūnas, God of thunder; Seimos Dievas, God of family;
Saule, Goddess of the sun; Laima, Goddess of destiny and beloved
Divine Mother who protects and guides human life,
I commend to your care the child of my dear friend.
Relieve him/her of discomfort, guard this child from danger, restore to him/her
your gifts of strength and gladness and raise him/her to a life
of thankfulness in gratitude for your precious gifts.

-o-

Romuva
May the Eternal Flame burn through the ages,
May the spirit of our ancestors protect us
And may the gods and goddesses watch over us.

-o-

A Lithuanian Prayer
In 1938, Pranas Antalkis recorded the following prayer, recited by
Elzbieta and Marija Palubenskaite. The informants had smuggled
Lithuanian books into Lithuania during the Czarist prohibition of
Lithuanian language press in the latter half of the 19th century.
The prayers stems from those times. Jonas Trinkunas, Seniunas of
the Vilnius Romuva in Lithuania, edited the text (pre-October 2009).


That I may love and respect my mother, father and old people; that I may protect their graves from rending and destruction; that I may plant oaks, junipers, wormwoods and silverweed for their rest in cemeteries. Those who do not love and respect their bearers will await hardship in their old age or will not grow old at all.

That my hands may never become bloody from human blood. That the blood of animals, fish or birds may not soil my hands, if I might kill them satiated and not hungry. Those who today kill animals with delight will tomorrow drink human blood. The more hunters live in Lithuania, the further fortune and a happy life escapes us.

That I may not fell a single tree without holy need; that I may not step on a blooming field; that I may always plant trees.

That I may love and respect Bread. If a crumb should accidentally fall, I will lift it, kiss it and apologize. If we all respect bread, there will be no starvation or hardship.

That I may never hurt anyone; that I may always give the correct change; that I may not mistakenly steal even the smallest coin. The Gods punish for offenses.

That I may not denigrate foreign beliefs and may not poke fun at my own faith. The Gods look with grace upon those who plant trees along roads, in homesteads, at holy places, at crossroads, and by houses. If you wed, plant a wedding tree. If a child is born, plant a tree. If someone beloved dies, plant a tree for the Vele (shade of the deceased). At all holidays, furing all important events, visit trees. Prayers will attain holiness through trees of thanks. So may it be!

-o-