God of the Moon, God of the Sun

Dia Na Gile, Dia Na Greine God of the Moon, God of the Sun A hymn from the Carmina Gadelica DIA na gile, Dia na greine, Dh’ orduich dhuinne Mac na meine. Muire min gheal air a glun, Criosda nigh nan dul ’n a h-uchd. Is mise an cleireach stucanach, Dol timcheall nan clach stacanach, … Continue reading God of the Moon, God of the Sun

Prayer against the darkness

My inner demons have been getting the better of me lately, so I am trying to fight back. This prayer comes from Saint Ignatius of Loyola: O Christ Jesus when all is darkness and we feel our weakness and helplessness, give us the sense of Your presence, Your love, and Your strength. Help us to … Continue reading Prayer against the darkness

Fasting in the Old Testament

I have always struggled with fasting as a practice, at least in terms of food. Recently though I have begun exploring what Jesus and the prophets had to say about it, as well as what later commentators have said. I found Bible.org has an excellent summary of fasting as practiced and understood by the Hebrews … Continue reading Fasting in the Old Testament

Isaiah the naked prophet

I am not one for going sky clad, but if I were so inclined it wouldn’t be without biblical precedent. The prophet Isaiah walked around naked for three years in a stunning act of performance art. In the book of Isaiah it is written, “Just as my servant Isaiah has walked naked and barefoot for … Continue reading Isaiah the naked prophet

Praise for the four elements

PRAISE FOR THE FOUR ELEMENTS  (light a candle) God, we thank you and give you praise for brother Fire.  We walk by Fire’s light. Even through darkened times and places, Fire illuminates each step along the path, Even when the distant view is unclear and in shadow.  Fire purifies us, burning away the cluttered underbrush … Continue reading Praise for the four elements

An elemental prayer

I thought I would share this elemental prayer from Bulgarian philosopher, mystic, and esotericist Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov: "Lord God almighty, creator of heaven and earth, I beg you to send me your four angels: The Angel of Earth, the Angel of Water, The Angel of Air, and the Angel of Fire, That your will may … Continue reading An elemental prayer