Category: Gebete

Prayer a Day 2018 – Dank für Kreativität

2. Dezember 2018

 

In English:

Thank you for creativity

It’s just a box with many Lego parts,
a wild mix from different sets.
No manual, no complete packages.
And even so they have been playing for hours now,
building, experimenting and working together.
Thank you that my children have not forgotten how to be creative on their own and let their fantasy run wild.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für eine Klassenarbeit

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for a test

Kindreds, my son is writing a test today.
He has practised a lot for it.
I ask you: Reward his diligence and support him now!
Odin, ich ask you for your wisdom and your thirst for knowledge!
Heimdall, ich ask you for your sharp eye, which lets you recognize problems early!
Saga, I ask you for your delight in telling stories and your creativity!
Frigga, I ask you for your talent to organize that lets you control each situation!
Uller, I ask you for your precision which lets you arrow find his target!
Thor, I ask you for your perseverance which you show in all things!
Kindreds, be around him, with him and in ihm,
when he is starting to write!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für eine Kranke

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for an ill friend

A person I knowl well got bad news:
A severe disease is spreading through her body.
I call to
Eira and Brighid,
Grannus and Asklepios,
Aušutas and all the other divine entities of healing:
Give her strength and let your powers work within her!
As this candle burns and the candlewick gets smaller,
your blessings may flow in her and speed up the healing proces!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für Schnee

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

A prayer for snow

Frau Holle, shake your cushions,
let it snow for us,
so that you snowflakes form a blanket,
white, soft and airy,
hiding all the dirt,
so that eye and mind can focus on the beautiful things in life again.

Frau Holle, shake your cushions,
let it snow for us,
so my children will make the experience
how nice it is to play in the snow,
white, soft and airy,
tho throw snowballs and build a snowman.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet zu Hypnos

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Prayer for a restful sleep

What a chaotic day!
Appointments that were delayed or overlapped
Unexpected news that turned everything upside down…

When I go to bed now
my head will still be full of chaos:
Thoughts and feelings,
plans and processing
won’t let me find peace.

Hypnos, you who brings sleep, I ask you:
Fill my head with silence!
Give me the relaxation and rest I need
to have a fresh start tomorrow.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Genieße den Moment

2. Dezember 2018

 

In English:

Outside sunlight is sparkling on dewy grass,
glittering like little icicles.
Inside there’s music on the radio:
Ed Sheeran singing ‘Photograph’, effervescing, caressing, relaxing.
I am rattling with my pans, humming along and enjoying the moment.
Thank you, kindreds, for this moment!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Wintergebet

2. Dezember 2018

 

In English:

A winter prayer

Winter is here!
Frost silvers the rooftops.
Frost patterns decorate the windows.
Snow covers the meadows.

Father Frost is going around the houses,
Nikolaus and Santa Clause,
the sun child and Mithras,
Odin and Frau Holle!

We build a snowman
to greet them,
to welcome them among us,
hospitality, community and gifts!

Flames dance in the open hearth,
cocoa and punch scent well in our cups,
cookies are baking in the oven.
Winter is here!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Wurzeln und Äste

2. Dezember 2018

In English:

Roots and branches

I don’t need populism to tell me where I come from.
I don’t need nationalism to tell me where I belong.
I don’t need dogma’s to provide what I have to think.
I don’t have to define myself through what I am not.

I know my roots, but my branches reach far.
I define my own values and take care of my personal borders,
but they are not set in stone
because you never stop learning.
And those who believe to know everything
have just given up.

Kindreds, with you by my side
I have a whole universe to explore!

Gottheit der Woche 48: Die Matronen

24. November 2018

Einen Apfel bringe ich euch – für Gesundheit

Getreide bringe ich euch – für Fruchtbarkeit und Wohlstand

Eine Nuss bringe ich euch – für Weisheit

Matronae Nersihennae,

Mütter der Niers,

Mütter meines Stammes,

meine Gaben für eure Gaben!

Hüterinnen meines Volkes,

Wächterinnen meines Herdfeuers,

Lenkerinnen, weise Ratgeberinnen,

lasst eure Stimmen erklingen!

Aus der Vergangenheit, der Gegenwart und der Zukunft

lasst eure Botschaften hören!

 

In English:

For the Matronae

An apple I bring to you – for health
corn I bring to you – for fruitfulness and prosperity
a nut I bring to you – for wisdom

Matronae Nersihennae*,
mothers of the river Niers,
mothers of my tribe,
my gifts for your gifts!

Keepers of my folk,
guardians of my hearth fire,
guides, wise counselors,
let your voices sound in our minds!

From the past, from today and from tomorrow
let your messages be heard!

*I was very happy when I found evidence that the river behind my garden did (and does) have her own set of Matronae.

Gottheit der Woche 52: Janus

24. November 2018

Ich blicke zurück auf ein turbulentes Jahr.

So vieles ist passiert:

Altes, Vertrautes ist gegangen

Neues ist gekommen,

ein stetiger Wandel,

nicht immer erwünscht, nicht immer erhofft,

aber ohne Wandel bliebe nur Stagnation,

und so wachsen wir an neuen Herausforderungen.

Ich blicke aus auf ein neues Jahr.

Noch ahnungslos, was es bringen wird,

nur hoffnungsvoll, was es bringen könnte,

nur voller Hoffnungen und Wünsche.

Janus, du kennst diese Situation,

denn du blickst ständig in beide Richtungen,

kennst die Vergangenheit und siehst die Zukunft,

den rechten und den linken Weg.

Du rätst mir nicht, dieses oder jenes zu tun.

Du nennst nur die Optionen.

Die Entscheidung muss ich selber fällen.

Bei dir

an diesem Punkt

habe ich die Freiheit.

Und so sehe ich dem neuen Jahr entgegen,

im Vertrauen darauf, die richtige Wahl für mich zu treffen.

 

In English:

A new year’s prayer

I look back on a turbulent year.
So much has happened:
Old, familiar things are gone,
new ones have come,
a regular change,
not always wanted, not always hoped for,
but without it there would only be stagnation,
and so we grow with new challenges.

I loof forward on a new year.
Yet unknowingly what it will bring,
just hopeful what it might bring,
just full of hopes and wishes.
Janus, you know this situation,
always looking in both in directions,
knowing the past and seeing the future,
the reight and the left path.

You don’t counsel me to do this or that.
You merely sum up the options.
It’s me who has to decide.
WIth you
at this point
I have the liberty,
And so I look foward on this new year
trusting that I will make the right choices.