Devotional/Family Prayer: Honoring the Family Allies
The prayer below is based on the family practice of The Prairie Home.
Light nine flames and speak the following:
On this, the ninth night of Yule, we honor our Family Allies
and our spirits of Hearth and Home.
Beings, Allies of our household, many are the gifts you have given to us. Tonight, we pay special honor to you.
Sky Father, grant continued perspective and wisdom to our heads of household as you have throughout the year. (offer incense or whiskey)
Hearth Mother, grant warmth and tenderness to our providers.
(offer milk or butter)
Lady of the Hall, grant us inspired hospitality as we entertain our guests. (offer mead or wine)
Ancestors of our Blood and Hearth, gather round our tables and aid us in remembrance as we honor you.
(offer a plate of food and drink)
Earth Mother, Sustainer of all, as you slumber beneath the cold and snow, may you be rejuvenated and made strong once more for the coming spring. We thank you for the fruits of this year’s harvest that carry us through the quiet season of the Winter Goddess. (offer water and grain/whole seeds)
Health of body and mind, and wealth of heart and home be with all who dwell within this space.
Allies of our home, we honor.
Allies of our home, accept our offerings.