Prayer a Day 2018: Bastelarbeit



The work of my hands is spread our before me:
Many pieces, bis and small,
carefully individually crafted.
That’s what you can see.

The work of my thoughts is spread out before me:
Every piece crafted with love,
underlined with happy memories of the receiving person
and accompanied by good wishes.
That’s what you can feel (I hope).

Prayer a Day 2018 – Dank für Kreativität


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

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

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

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

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


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


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

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!

Prayer a Day 2018 – Mein Kind


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.