|Ritual: Daily Devotions
Xáusōs, as I begin my day
I praise you, goddess of beginnings.
Bring light into my life
as you bring it into this day,
as it is your way to do.
Mḗnōt, may these words,
carefully chosen and well-said,
be the beginning of today’s well-ordered thoughts.
Measurer, it is in your power to help me with this,
and so it is to you that I turn my mind.
Tuesday: Dyḗus Ptḗr
This morning I praise the shining sky,
Dyḗus Ptḗr, ruler of gods and men.
Lord of the Xártus, the way of all,
keep me on the right path.
Guide my footsteps;
protect me from doing the wrong.
Wednesday: Diwós Sunú
Sons of the Sky,
on your white horses ride into my life today,
or in your golden ship come over the waves of chaos
that would overwhelm me.
Saviors of Men, Diwós Sunú, be my rescuers today
from all difficulties I might encounter.
Perkʷū́nos who brings the storm,
protect me from the storms which beset me.
May this day’s prayer to you be a gift,
evoking in return your own gift of protection.
Giver of cows, I pray to you this morning,
I approach you with devotion,
I offer it to you.
Bring happiness and prosperity into my life today
and in days to come,
Winds, fill the sails of my life’s small boat,
propelling it safely across shoal-filled seas,
to safely rest in welcome port.
No gales, no calm, only a canvas-filling breeze,
I ask of you.
In you, Westyā, all find a home.
By your holy aid may I find a home in today’s world,
a place of comfort and aid,
and return my thoughts to you tonight.
Monday: Dhéǵhōm Mā́tr
Ground beneath me,
and ground of everything,
that form from which they are formed:
“Of the earth” is what we are called,
and rightly so.
As your child I turn to you:
Bless me as I go forth across your far-extending fields.
God of our people, and of our ways,
keep peace within our society,
and with those as well who dwell without,
and may all I encounter today be friendly to me,
as I will be friendly with them.
This is my prayer today, Blessed Xáryomēn.
Goddess of Horses, of unmatched power,
force of life that sustains and continues:
send me what I can handle today
as I send you these words.
Thursday: Xápōm Népōts
Xápōm Népōts, enlivener,
fill me with the flaming water which you control,
but only if I deserve it.
If not, mold me in the sacred way,
so that, purified and prepared,
I may receive your blessings.
Donu, who quickens the flesh of all that lives,
who refreshes them when they are at the end of their resources,
provide me today with what I will need to accomplish my aims
effectively and with beauty
through the strength of your limitless flowing.
You go before all who travel, Páxusōn:
go before me today.
You protect all who come under your care, Páxusōn:
protect me today.
Protector of men and possessions,
guide to those who make their way:
be my protector today.