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Frithcast Episode 11: Prayer

June 3rd, 2017

Episode 11

Things we talk about in this episode:

 

Opening Music:

'Ancient Whispers I' by P C III, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence.

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/P_C_III/Ad_Astra_Vol_1/03_Ancient_Whispers_I]

 

Closing Music:

'Round II - The Ancients' by Learning Music, licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Licence

[http://freemusicarchive.org/music/Learning_Music/An_End_Like_This/32_Round_II_-_The_Ancients]

 

Background fire ambience by inchadney from freesound.org

 

Welcome to episode 11! or is it 10a, or 12b…?

A wee wifey

This episode is rated UPG

What is UPG?

The spiritual driving test

Prayer is personal

What is prayer?

Prayer doesn’t have to be words

Prayer with the Gods is not a business transaction

Posture in prayer

Prayer can be formal or informal

The ritual of prayer

Prayer can be things other than words (again)

Choosing right action as prayer

What do you use prayer for?

Warning: results may vary...

When do I use prayer? Formal and informal revisited

Spontaneous prayers

Life and annual occasions that might warrant prayer

Who can prayer be addressed to?

Prayer to your ancestors and the landspirits

 

One of Suzanne’s favourite prayers for opening special occasions.  Feel free to adapt for a group occasion as you like.

 

How to find us online

 

Prayer is hugely subjective, and what one person likes, another might not.  It’s all good.  If you are looking for a prayer of praise for a specific deity, then there’s lots of sites out there with prayers or poetry on that you can adapt to your liking. 

Suzanne had found A Book of Pagan Prayer (Ceisiwr Serith, 2002) really useful.  Whilst it’s not a wholly heathen book of prayer, there is plenty in there, including sections on how to write your own and what things you might want to consider.

 

 

 

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