Thursday, December 10, 2009

Here are some prayers for Yule from "A Book of Pagan Prayer" by Ceisiwr Serith

Around me burn the lights of Yule;
I am filled with their light,
renewed by their light.
I pray to you new Sun,
Reborn, O Lord, from the dark.

* How is it that you give birth to everything, Lady,
never once growing infertile?
Even in the cold time, when everything seems dead,
each moment is born after its predecessor
and time goes on: you give birth even in the poverty of winter

* This is the long night.
This is the dark night.
This is the cold night.
This is the night of last hope.
This is the night of the little spark.
This is the night of turning from darkness.
This is the night of turning toward light.
This is the night of wonder.
The long night is here:
come to us, you spirits;
together let us fill the night with light,
calling all beings to warm themselves at our fires.

* Happy birthday, Sun!
The whole world is spread beneath you,
wrapped in darkness,
as a present for you to open.