Earth that gave us all this food
Sun that made
it ripe and good
We will not forget what you have done
Child's Chant for bed time-*
I lay me down to rest
I pray that all the world be blest.
Lady Moon and Sister Star
Watch over me from afar.
Mother Earth is always there
keeps me safe within her care.
The Lord of Dreams will dance and sing
And happy dreams will to me bring.
I wake to greet the day
Brother sun will light my way."
O Lady of the Harvest, bounteous
For the meat and bread that sustain us,
And the wine that brings us joy,
We thank you and promise you,
we will never use the strength derived from your gifts,
To willfully harm your creatures or violate your laws. Blessed
Bed time blessing-**
As I lay snuggled in bed,
Pillow tucked beneath my head,
me joyful dreams
Mother, bring me peace serene
Wisest crone watch over me.
Until the light of dawn I see
me wake up safe and sound
Each day to this earth, I'm bound
A Blessing for Those Without Self-Worth-***
are worthy, you are good, you are bright, you are a blessing
You are worthy in your skin and worthy in your hair.
are worthy in your flesh and worthy in your bone.
You are worthy in your hands and worthy in your feet.
You are worthy
in your mouth and worthy in your anus.
You are good in your heart and good in your belly.
You are good in your work
and good in your play.
You are good in your relations and good in your aloneness.
You are good in your beliefs and good
in your skepticism.
You are good in your ancestry and good in your progeny.
You are bright in your spirit and bright
in your flesh.
You are bright in your emotions and bright in your thoughts.
You are bright in your dreams and bright
in your waking.
You are bright in the desert and bright in the city.
You are bright among friends and bright among strangers.
are a blessing to your parents and a blessing to your siblings.
You are a blessing to strangers and a blessing to friends.
are a blessing in your home and a blessing on the street.
You are a blessing in your words and a blessing in your deeds.
are a blessing in your work and a blessing in your play.
[place name here], your are worthy.
[place name here], you
[place name here], you are bright.
[place name here], you are a blessing.
Mother make it, Lover witness
it, I have said it, so mote it be!"
before meal blessing-
"Oh mother Earth,
we thank you so,
For the food and beverage you bestow.
For your protection and your love,
And everything you do for
We offer you thanks, love and mirth,
As we eat your bounty, Mother Earth"
may you be blessed-
May all good things come to you
May nothing whatsoever harm you
May your heart be light
May your travels be safe
May your health be good
May your mind be sound
May your friendships sustain you
May you be blessed in every way"
* If you have a special request for the target (such as that they find a lover, get a good job, come home safely from a war,
or whatever), just add it to the list.
Then say (when you are finshed): "As is my will - so mote it be!"
Allow the candle to burn for about 20 minutes, and then snuff it out using a snuffer or a spoon (NEVER blow out a ritual candle.)
Repeat this process for seven days, allowing the candle to burn out completely on the seventh day. When the candle has burnt
out, take the paper packet and bury it beneath your front doorstep without looking back.