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Goddess Invocation and Prayer

My main work is as a High Priestess and energy worker, and occasionally I am asked to facilaite rituals, birthday celebrations, Wiccanings, etc.  I try to write a new invocation or blessing for each event, as a way of recognizing the individualism of the people involved and the ritual itself.

Since Spring and Summer are the time for parties, and to be outside frolicking in nature, this is the busiest time of year for most Pagans. But sometimes you just don’t have time to personal a ritual. So, I thought I would post the one  invocation and one prayer I use the most, so that anyone who needs them has them available. They can be used as a solitary or in a group setting.

FOR A GATHERING OF WOMEN

On this night and in this hour

We, the daughters of the Earth

Call upon the ancient power of the Goddess.

Cosmic Queen

You who are the mystery of the Night

And the Primal Force of creation

Fill this sacred circle with your presence.

We, your women

who are your power upon this earth

Call to you – hear our prayer.

Allow your blessings of abundance to flow over our lives

Remind us Great Mother

Of your wisdom, love, and strength that resides in each of us

For within each one of us, you are alive!

And as we stand here

Together

As mothers, sisters, lovers, and wives

Grant us the power to bless and create

So that we may truly say, “I AM GODDESS”

Blessed be.

BLESSING THE SELF TO AID OTHERS

I call to the Maiden, who is my beginning

I call to the Mother, who is my expansion

I call to the Crone, who is my completion

I acknowledge your power that lives within me.

Allow me, Great Goddess, a portion of your charm and simplicity.

Show me how to illuminate the dark places within the hearts and minds of others with your light.

May your essence and love bless all that I come in contact with.

May your mark grace each step I take.

So mote it be.

The Blessings of Yemaya

Yemaya is the Goddess of water and healing, and is honored throughout West Africa and the Caribbean as the mother of the sea and the moon.  She is the keeper of the female mysteries and a guardian of women.  She aids in the conception of children and their birth, protecting and blessing infants until they hit puberty.  She is a healing goddess, showing compassion and kindness to those in need.  Yemaya is the personification of rivers and bodies of water, and is often depicted as a mermaid and as both African and Caucasian.

While She can be honored at any time of year, Spring is a powerful time to ask for Yemaya’s aid. Spring is about new beginnings, healing and love – all things Yemaya rules over. I have written an invocation to Yemaya, as well as the reply of the Goddess. These two verses can be used in circle, or in solitary rituals and prayer.

YEMAYA INVOCATION:

Goddess who is Mother of All,

Queen of the Deep Sea,

Protectress of women –

Allow your presence to be known throughout this sacred space.

We who call upon you as Yemaya

Our Mother, Our Womb of Creation,

ask that your love rolls and washes over us as the waves of the ocean,

as the rivers from your breasts.

Yemaya, Mother Whose Children are Fish

You who are comfort, inspiration, and forgiveness

We call you forth to enter our hearts.

YEMAYA’S WISDOM:

I am the force that swirls beneath the surface,

She who connects Sea and Sky,

the Infinite Mother who reclaims you.

Feel the sand beneath your feet, hold the conch to your ear,

gaze upon My Blue,

and you know Me.

Submit your troubles upon Me,

cast your cares into the heart of the ocean that is Me.

I will nurture you,

wipe your tears,

soothe the anger,

and shelter you from the coming storms.

In your surrender, I become your voice.

In the giving over, I become your freedom.

Daughter, come home, and allow Me

to make whole

that which is incomplete.