I pray to you Baldr, The Undying Light;
That I not be lost in dreaded pale
Be my colours that never fail.
I pray to you Bragi, The Unfaltered Voice;
That I may speak above my mind
Be my pride, I’ll always find.
I pray to you Eir, The Easing Touch;
That I’m handed that I need to heal
Be my relief from what I feel.
I pray to you Fenrir, The Defiant Strength;
That I’ll stand resolute to pain
Be my adamance ‘gainst strain.
I pray to you Forseti, The Tempered Thought;
That my mind’s my ally, not my foe
Be my rationale to know.
I pray to you Freyja, The Warring Love;
That my beauty is within my soul
Be my ardour, fighting toll.
I pray to you Freyr, The Unscathed Shield;
That never will harm come to me
Be my assurance of amity.
I pray to you Frigga, The Soothing Comfort;
That for easing upon my disquiet
Be my haven from thought run riot.
I pray to you Hati, The Unsated Desire;
That I’ll not ever settle for less
Be my hunger for success.
I pray to you Heimdallr, The Measured View;
That my perspective should stay light
Be my reassuring insight.
I pray to you Hel, The Unfelt Peace;
That for the serenity of silence
Be my ataractic extance.
I pray to you Hodr, The Shaded Gaze;
That my reminiscence be dulcet
Be my mind freed of upset.
I pray to you Idunn, The Unperished Heart;
That my lifeblood be revitalised
Be my budding growth realised.
I pray to you Jormungandr, The Unbreached Ambit;
That boundaries I have, be respected
Be my dam to the expected.
I pray to you Loki, The Joyous Blaze;
That ecstasy may flare within
Be my gleeful, warming grin.
I pray to you Mani, The Silk Caress;
That inner peace I may attain
Be my cooling silvered rain.
I pray to you Modi, The Stout Rescue;
That always from the void, delivered
Be my coping, hale, unwithered.
I pray to you Njord, The Persistent Flow;
That intruding thoughts will always pass
Be my current, ridding farce.
I pray to you Odin, The Knowing Guide;
That paths I walk will lead me true
Be my wise, contented view.
I pray to you Sif, The Unshamed Worth;
That by my health I’m not defined
Be my self-image, good and kind.
I pray to you Sigyn, The Unshirking Resolve;
That I’ll endure determinedly
Be my exhaustion’s remedy.
I pray to you Skadhi, The Chilled Mettle;
That I’ll hunt my satisfaction
Be my demand for valid action.
I pray to you Sol, The Enriched Glow;
That my health begins to flourish
Be my prosperity, and nourish.
I pray to you Syn, The Unmoved Fort;
That the undesired be repelled
Be my bulwark, never felled.
I pray to you Thor, The Protective Might;
That I am always well defended
Be my confident strength, unended.
I pray to you Tyr, The Accepted State;
That I may move beyond this stage
Be my fearless, turning page.
I pray to you Ullr, The Agile Dodge;
That negativity I’ll avoid
Be my fleet sense, swiftly deployed.
I pray to you Vali, The Rapid Growth;
That expedient shall be my healing
Be my energy for unsealing.
I pray to you Vidar, The Sure Step;
That with assurance I will strive
Be my certain bone-deep drive.
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This piece was requested by @unearthedbyodin
This piece is intended to address a number of mental health issues including depression and PTSD.
Just a little bit of explanation on how I’ve written and intended for it to be used:
– The stanzas are in no particular order (except alphabetical, for reading convenience) so that the reciter can mix and match them to suit their needs in different situations and circumstances.
– The first line of each stanza wherein the god is named is intended to be read as a statement, then the second and third lines in poetic meter. (note: it’s perfectly fine if you read them differently, that’s just how I wrote them)