We are a circle,….

A religion without a goddess is halfway to atheism.
~ Dion Fortune

Many Pagans and Wiccans pray to their deities on a regular basis, some only during formal ritual, and some not at all. The use of prayer and manner of prayer is as diverse and numerous as the Pagan and Wiccan traditions. In many Pagan traditions, both modern and ancient, it is customary to make an offering to a divine being. An offering is simply a gift, and it is given not as a trade-off but as a way of showing honor and respect, no matter what the answers to your prayers may ultimately be. One thing that does seem to be fairly common among many traditions is the use of chants, especially during community rituals and gatherings.

A Selection of Pagan Chants:

We are a circle, within a circle,
With no beginning and never ending.

(Unknown)

She changes everything she touches and
everything she touches, changes

(Starhawk)

Air I am
Fire I am
Water, Earth, and Spirit I am

(Andras Corban Arthen)

It’s the blood of the ancients
That runs through our veins
And the forms pass
But the circle of life remains

(Ellen Klaver)

The Circle is Open, But Unbroken,
May the Lord and the Lady be Ever in your Heart!
Merry Meet and Merry Part, and Merry Meet Again!

(traditional ritual circle closing)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“Each day I am getting better and better.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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