Devotional/Family Prayer: Honoring the Fathers
Light the first four flames and speak the following:
On this, the fourth day of Yule, when the darkness begins to ebb once more, we pay honor to those who stood beside us at our new beginnings, who aided us in strength and mind as we pursued our endeavors.
Tonight, we honor the Fathers of Old.
Fathers of our lines, Fathers of our hearts,
Fathers of our Father’s Fathers, we invite you to our fire this day.
Those who celebrated our victories, those who brought determination
and continued motivation in our trials,
Those who kept our homes full of bread,
those who worked hard to make a future for us,
Ancient Fathers, we honor you.
We give you these gifts (offer ale/spirits and bread),
That you may be filled with the fruit of our labors as you taught us to labor for what we sought to build.
Ancient Fathers, accept our offerings.