Devotional/Prayer: Honoring the Spirit of the Evergreen
Light eight flames and speak the following:
Evergreen, we honor you, on this, the eighth night of Yule!
With perseverance, you grow in the face of overwhelming obstacles,
In circumstances that make you stronger.
You transcend the odds, rising in strength and renewal after every dark night of your soul.
Teach us, by your everlasting presence,
To persevere through dark and cold,
To wait and weather the most furious storms,
And to bloom, ever-green and shining, no matter the gloom of the skies.
Your power to harm and to heal are balanced within.
Teach us to balance within ourselves,
For our greater good and for the good of our tribes.
Evergreen, shining tree of wisdom and strength,
Accept our offering! (offer clean water)