I don’t do daily devotions. Why? Because I’m lazy. No, that’s not really accurate. I have never done any sort of daily devotions, even as a child growing up in a Catholic home, so it’s more that I never really thought about it. A new, Pagan friend of mine mentioned daily devotions in her blog and it got me thinking about devotion. Part of what I am trying to do with my children is show them a true, faith filled life and I don’t think I am really doing that only celebrating the best that we can on the full and new moons and Sabbats. To be honest I have had a hard enough time just doing those so I don’t really know if I will be able to stick with any sort of daily activity. Maybe doing daily Wiccan work will help me remember the monthly/seasonal work.
Once deciding to start doing daily devotions I wanted to write my own but I needed inspiration. So off to Google I went! Surprisingly I wasn’t able to find many actual devotions. I found several sites saying why you should do daily devotions and buy this book on daily devotions but very few devotions themselves. I’m sure several of my Wicca books have devotions but I don’t have them with me right now. I guess I’m just going to have to be more creative.
Of the two devotions I was able to find, my friend‘s asks for blessings and someone I don’t know‘s welcomes the sun. I like both of those ideas and came up with something that does both but is simple enough for my 3 year old Monkey to say every day. I also wanted something that could be adjusted to recognize the Sabbats and the moon phases. This is what I came up with:
Farewell Moon and Welcome Sun
I welcome this new day with joy and love
May my body, heart, mind and soul be blessed this (Sabbat) day
In the name of the Goddess and God,
So Mote it Be!
Farewell Sun and Welcome (Phase) Moon
Merry meet and merry part this day
I thank the Goddess and God for all our blessings
And ask to protect me and mine while we sleep tonight
So Mote it Be
Now keep in mind, these are designed for my 3 year old and for my daughter to say when she is older. I will probably come up with something more adult for myself later. These we can start tonight!
Speaking of Wiccan work, I think I will show Monkey my Tarot cards sometime this week. I have a beautiful deck called the Gilded Tarot that I would love to see his reaction to all of the pictures. That may just be what we do on the Solstice as well as some sort of goodbye to the Sun at sunset. With the Butterfly still in the hospital, I don’t want her to miss out on too much fun!
Blessed Be! )O(