Category: Gebete

Prayer a Day 2018 – Mein Kind

16. November 2018


In English:

My child

You conjure a smile upon my face,
you lighten my heart,

when you proudly show me something you have painted
or do breakdance in the living room
when you insist on your snuggling session in the evening
or crawl into my bed in the early morning

when you tell me of your epic fight at Minecraft
or we talk about the last book we both have read
when you are humming you favourite melodie endlessly
or construct some weird machine from Lego

Then I know how happy I can be
to have such a treasure* in my life.

* First instinct was to write ‘precious’ but then I thought that sounded too much like Gollum.
I am talking about two different children here btw., even if that’s not mentioned.

Prayer a Day – Nie wieder

16. November 2018

In English:

Never again!

9th November 1938: Reichskristallnacht
The synagogues were burning.

9th November 2018:
All around us political parties gain power and influence
that like back then are agitating, polemicising, segregating.
Those who call the Third Reich a ‘flyshit in history’.

Divine powers: I call for your support: Never again!

You, for who time truely doesn’t play a role:
Don’t let us forget what happened back then,
don’t let it happen that those incidences get trivialized,
give us the strength to be there for eacht other,
to be strong for those who can’t stand up for themselves,
as a majority not to stand by in silence
when stupid, weak ignorants want to take the power in their own hands.

Because this is our time, and what happens now
will be what we are judged by in future.
And I don’t want to be asked sometime:
Why haven’t you done something?

Prayer a Day 2018 – Zuneigung

16. November 2018

In English:

I spread my arms,
I reach out to you:
More than just a handshake,
more than just some nice words,
more like a sweet kiss,
more like a strong hug.
They are passing the veils between the worlds,
signs of my affection for (?) you.

Prayer a Day – Ich

16. November 2018

In English:


Between family and work,
expectations and duties:
May I always find a moment
to pause
to regain my center
and to become aware of
my place in the bif web of life
and my connections to all
who live and work in it.
So be it!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Kompost

16. November 2018


In English:

Deep down under the earth, hidden in moist darkness
they are busy.
Eating, rummaging, digging
and thus transforming
the rests of our food
into nourishing compost.
This is how the circle goes on,
and all that remains to me is to sing a song of praise to the earthworm!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für Regen

16. November 2018

In English:

Prayer for rain

Come on sky, cover yourself:
Let clouds in all shades of grey gather,
big and heavy.
Let the air be filled with the smell of wetness,
wet grass and steaming asphalt.
And then let the first drops fall,
splashing and spattering
until a veil of rain is covering the land
and puddles are mirrorlike shimmering on the ground,
little lakes, saturating the earth
until the land breathes a sign of relief after the long draught.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Vielfalt im Garten

16. November 2018


In English:

Today’s first cup of cappuccino is in my hand
and my gaze glides out of the window:
White frost covers grass and bushes.
The night has been a cold one.
But between all this white there’s a colourful spot,
hopping around.
A jay, I am surprised to see,
happy for the growing diversity in my garden.

Prayer a Day 2018 – Gebet für ein neues Auto

3. November 2018

In English:


01 Prayer for a new car

„Das Auto ist ein Totalschaden.
Die Reparatur lohnt sich nicht!“,
so klingt es in meinen Ohren.
Wenn wir heute die Autohäuser nach einem neuen Fahrzeug durchforsten,
dann sei mit Rat und Tat zur Seite, Nehalennia,
und lass uns ein Auto finden,
das unsere Erwartungen erfüllt und unseren Geschmack trifft.

“The car is irreparable!”,
it sounded in my ears.
When we hit the car lots today searching a new car,
then be with us with guidance and a helping hand, Nehalennia,
and let us find a car
that meets both our expectations and our taste.

Gottheit der Woche 45: Morrigan

11. September 2018

Über das nun stille Schlachtfeld fliegt die Krähe,

zieht ihre Kreise über Tod und Verwüstung:

Morrigan fährt ihre Ernte ein!

In der Liebe wie im Krieg bist du erfüllt von Leidenschaft

und deine Leidenschaft verleiht dir Flügel!

Vielschichtige, wandelbare große Königin,

erscheinst mal als schöne junge Frau,

dann als reife Mutter und

schließlich als hässliche Greisin am Ende ihrer Tage,

spielst mit den Menschen

und forderst die  besten von ihnen ständig heraus.

In deiner Nähe wird das Leben zur ständigen Prüfung,

ein ewiger Kampf.

Cú Chulainn maß sich mit dir

und sein Lohn war ewiger Ruhm.

Ehrlich gesagt weiß ich nicht so genau,

ob du mich etwas lehren könntest,

denn deine Maßlosigkeit schreckt mich eher ab,

aber es war mir wichtig,

auch dir meinen Respekt zu erweisen,

und darum stehe ich hier.