Merry Meet All,
Within the pantheon of Neopaganism, the number of deities are myriad. For others, when pagans pray daily, they may choose to honor the Lord and Lady or the Goddess and the God. It is up to the person saying the prayer. No matter which deity is addressed, the daily act of prayer offers empowerment to the person and can make a person’s day run smoothly. That was my experience when I began to make daily prayer into a habit much like my morning coffee. I cannot go a day without uttering my daily prayer. I have noticed when I forget that my day runs less positively.
Pagan prayer, when made a daily habit, makes a difference in your life over time. A person when saying the prayer empowers themselves and demonstrates that they are serious about their spiritual path in life, have respect for their deity of choice, and are grateful for the blessings in their life, whatever that may be. That is one of the main points about being a pagan. It is to strengthen your relationship with your deity of choice. Prayers aid in that. Then you may notice that gifts unexpectedly arrive for you. That is your God or Goddess gifting you because you take the small amount of time to be aware of the abundance in your life.
Here is a sample prayer that I say everyday and night to the God and Goddess. It is easy to remember. If at first you have trouble remembering, write it down, adding your energy to the prayer with the act of writing it down, and then try your best to memorize it.
“Great Goddess, Great God. I come to you at the start of another day and ask that you grant me the best day possible. Help me to be my best so that I might do my best for myself and others. Blessed Be.” That is for the morning. The following prayer is for the evening.
“Great Goddess, Great God. I come to you at the end of another day and thank you for all the blessings in my life. Blessed Be.”
It is a good idea to say these prayers at the start and end of your day. It is optional to burn a candle and incense and meditate while you pray aloud. Incense and candles can add power and enhance meditative thought as you reflect and pray. Making prayer a daily ritual will improve your life and your relationship with your deity of choice. Gratitude is simple yet powerful. Getting into the habit of acknowledging what we can be grateful for everyday makes us appreciate life that much more.