10 Prayers to the Divine Feminine

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In part because of International Women’s Day, today I offer you prayers to the Divine Feminine.

Despite the occasion, I encourage you to honor the Divine Feminine in yourself and the world every day. You do not need to be abstract about it; whether you are praying to Holy Mary, offering Shakti devotions, or honoring Mother Earth, all these are only forms of the same divine energy and consciousness. Freely choose your avatar and form in accordance with your inner tides and preferences.

But do not cling to the forms, for attachment to forms blinds us to the unveiling that occurs in our lives every day. The Divine Feminine comes embodied to you in an infinite number of forms, and it does not serve you well to ignore Her in one form while seeking Her in another.

Blessings, dear hearts.

Divine Feminine Prayer, by Rev. Maia Chrystine Nartoomid

Source: spiritheart.org

Mother of the Light, may you reign as a Goddess of Wisdom within my soul.
Be present for me now and in every moment of eternity.
Take my hand and lead me to the Birthing Light of God within me,
for there shall I find my purpose in life revealed.
Mother, greet me at the door,
embrace me in your loving countenance and smile gently upon me.
As your lost child, give me assurance that your grace is with me always.
All streams spring from the font of your heart.
Your eyes shine as the blue sea into my heart,
and you forever find me worthy of your love.
In the spirit of this revelation, I offer to reveal myself fully to you,
who is my Divine Feminine being, at all times and in all ways.

Orphic Hymn to Gaia, Translated by Virginia Stewart

Source: egreenway.com

Oh Goddess, Source of Gods and Mortals,
All-Fertile, All-Destroying Gaia,
Mother of All, Who brings forth the bounteous fruits and flowers,
All variety, Maiden who anchors the eternal world in our own,
Immortal, Blessed, crowned with every grace,
Deep bosomed Earth, sweet plains and fields fragrant grasses in the nurturing rains,
Around you fly the beauteous stars, eternal and divine,
Come, Blessed Goddess, and hear the prayers of Your children,
And make the increase of the fruits and grains your constant care,
With the fertile seasons Your handmaidens,
Draw near, and bless your supplicants.

Hail Holy Queen (common Catholic prayer)

Source: catholicity.com

Hail, Holy Queen, Mother of mercy,
our life, our sweetness and our hope.
To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve:
to thee do we send up our sighs,
mourning and weeping in this valley of tears.
Turn then, most gracious Advocate,
thine eyes of mercy toward us,
and after this our exile,
show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus.
O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary! Amen.

Hail Mary (common Catholic prayer)

Source: marypages.com

Hail, Mary, full of grace!
The Lord is with Thee.
Blessed art Thou amongst women,
and blessed is the fruit of Thy womb, Jesus.
Holy, Mary, Mother of God,
pray for us sinners,
now and at the hour of our death.

Prayers to Inanna, the Queen of Heaven

Source: Inanna: Queen of Heaven by Diane Wolkstein and Samuel Noah Kramer – thegoddesshouse.blogspot.com

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,
You shine brilliantly in the evening,
You brighten the day at dawn,
You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,
Your wonders are known both above and below,
To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,
To you, Inanna, I sing!

I say, “Hail!” to the Holy One who appears in the heavens!
I say, “Hail!” to the Holy Priestess of Heaven!
I say, “Hail!” to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!
Holy Torch! You fill the sky with light!
You brighten the day at dawn!
I say, “Hail!” to Inanna, Great Lady of Heaven!
Awesome Lady of the Annuna Gods!
Crowned with great horns,
You fill the heavens and earth with light!
I say, “Hail!” to Inanna, First Daughter of the Moon!

Mighty, majestic, and radiant,
You shine brilliantly in the evening,
You brighten the day at dawn,
You stand in the heavens like the sun and the moon,
Your wonders are known both above and below,
To the greatness of the Holy Priestess of Heaven,
To you, Inanna, I sing!

Prayer to Shri Maha Devi Lakshmi

Source: Adapted by Mike Garofalo from Shri Lakshmi Prayers, Celestial Timings – egreenway.com

I bow to you, O Mother of All Worlds, O Lotus Born, O Four-Armed Giver of Boons.
Gently floating on the Shatki Seas, sitting firmly on the Heart of Vishnu.
O Maha Devi, sitting on a pink lotus, thank you for letting us see Your beauty, elegance, exquisiteness, perfection.
Thank You for showering our soils with abundant rain, and for the millions of petals, flowers, fruits, seeds, nuts.
Praised be you, Loving Devi, shimmering in golden adornments and wearing a splendid red silk gown.
You are Shakti, Siddhi, Svadha, Svaha, Sudha.
You are the purifier of this world.
You are the evening, the night, the light, the darkness.
You are Glory, ecstasy, joyfulness, intelligence, and devotion.
You are Sarasvati.
You are Maha Devi Lakshmi.
You celebrate with us and You bring to us flowers, baskets of delicious food, a golden pot of coins, sacred plants, your beauty, your smile, the world as it is right now.
You are the Knower of Great Truths, the Watcher of the Here and Now.
O Auspicious One, you fathom the Secret Knowledge and are Supra-Insightful, Supra-Intuitive, Supra-Genius.
You are the Science of the Self, O Devi, and you are the giver of the Fruit of Freedom (Mukti).
Logic, the knowledge of all Vedas, the Tantras, worldly knowledge, and Raja Neeti are all yours.
You are fully filled and are present everywhere in this world within and without your ideal, grandiose, or fierce forms.
O Devi, who other than You could reside in the Heart of the Him who is the real form of all Yajyas, who is contemplated by all Gods and Yogis.
O Devi, when you give up these entire Three Worlds, this entire creation goes to destruction, and then You Yourself choose to play with possibilities of an alternative world, compelled to give life another spin again and again through dozens of Kali Yugas.
By your grace only, a person gets a Wife, Husband, daughter, son, house, family, prosperity, peace and friends.
Those upon whom You, O Devi, bestow your kindness, they are so favored with good health, prosperity, safety, peace, and happiness.
You are the Mother of these entire worlds, and the Goddess of Gods.
Vishnu and You, O Mother, are present everywhere in this moving and unmoving creation.
Please favor us with continued work, good health, wealth, home, farm, animals, enjoyables, clean water, and food.
O Vishnu-Vaksha-Stal-Vaasini, help keep us Loving relations with our Wife, Husband, daughter, son, parents, family, spiritual community, alter-egos and friends.
O Devi, Protect our valuables, books, tools, appliances, art, jewelry, personal belongings, and home life.
O Pure One, your presence moves us to now celebrate purity, kindness, truthfulness, and goodness.
You help us, O Devi, to become admirable, virtuous, brave, fortunate, full of goodness, and intelligent.
O Devi, even Sri Brahma Ji is not capable of praising Your greatness.
Thus, Maha Devi Lakshmi, may You be satisfied with us and don’t ever leave us.

A Prayer to Saraswati, by Lama Tsongkhapa

Source: resources.tsemtulku.com

Captivating presence, stealing my mind,
like a lightning-adorned cloud beautifying the sky,
there amid a celestial gathering of youthful musicians.
Compassionate goddess, come here now!

Those alluring honeybee eyes in that lotus face,
that long, dark blue hair, glowing with white light,
there before me in a pose of seductive dance.
Grant me, Saraswati, your power of speech.

Those beautiful, playful antelope eyes,
I gaze insatiably upon you, seducer of my mind.
Goddess of speech with a mother’s compassion,
make our speech as one.

More beautiful than the splendor of a full autumn moon,
a voice eclipsing the sweetest melody of Brahma,
a mind as hard to fathom as the deepest ocean,
I bow before the goddess Saraswati.

Prayer to Durga, by Sri Aurobindo

Source: beliefnet.com

O Mother Durga!
We are Thy children,
Through Thy grace, by Thy influence
May we become fit for the great work, for the great Ideal.
Mother, destroy our smallness, our selfishness, our fear.

O Mother Durga!
Extend wide the power of Yoga.
We are Thy Aryan children,
Develop in us again
The lost teaching,
Strength of intelligence,
Faith and devotion,
Force of austerity,
Power of chastity and true knowledge,
Bestow all that upon the world.
To help mankind,
Appear, O Mother of the world, dispel all ills.

O Mother Durga!
Enter our bodies in Thy Yogic strength.
We shall become Thy instruments,
Thy sword slaying all evil,
Thy lamp dispelling all ignorance.
Fulfil this yearning of Thy young children,
O Mother!
Be the master and drive the instrument,
Wield Thy sword and slay the evil,
Hold up the lamp and spread the light of knowledge.
Make Thyself manifest.

Morning Prayer for Gaia

Source: rcgi.org

Great Earth Mother
I greet you from the East
Where old sun rises
to warm your face
and all those upon you
your breath a gentle breeze
or raging storm
conjured to bring forth life
Bless you Ancient Gaia
for your living energies
Oh Deep Breasted One,
I seek your vision in the South
Bring us passion, desire and love
as creative as fire
to transform your children
and teach us of our nature
so we might hold you sacred
Blessed Mother,
our actions in harmony
with yours
Old Majestic Mother,
praying from my heart,
I seek you in the West
where oceans, rivers, streams
flow abundance to your shores
Your intentions run their courses
as sparkling water of the Earth
reflects our inner knowing,
Listening One,
a mirror of yours
Bright Blue Mother,
mountains, rocks and hills
From the North
you ground and center me
deliver gravity
Lead me on this journey
grant me shelter, warmth and health
Lend me understanding
to be worthy of your gifts
Earthy Mother, hear my prayer

Wiccan Prayer to Gaia

Source: sacredwicca.jigsy.com

That seed springeth
That flower openeth
That grass groweth
We praise Thee
For winds that whisper
Through the shining birch
Through the lively pines
Through the mighty oak
We praise Thee
For all things
Oh Earth Mother who gives life.

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