An Invocation to Freyr for Freyfaxi

Hail, Freyr!
Freyr, of the Vanir!
Freyr, son of Njord!
Freyr, brother of Freyja!

We call to you!

We call to you, you whose name is Lord!
We call to you, you who is Lord of the Mound!
We call to you, Lord of Alfheim!

We call to you!

It is you, Freyr, who gave up his sword
to woo Gerd.
Gerd, the Jotun, who is abundance
from the wild earth.
It is you, Freyr, who brings fair weather and sunshine
so that the crops may grow.
It is you, Freyr, whose prosperity and abundance
sustain us with life and peace.

We honor you, Freyr!

Accept these gifts from our own first harvests
in thanks for all that you do!

Freyr, accept our offerings!

An Invocation to Sunna for Yule

Hail, Sunna!
Golden-glowing goddess,
shining lady of the heavens,
driver of the chariot of the sun,
whose flaming wheel gives light and life to all!
I honor you this day for the life and warmth you give,
for without your light
we could not live.
And although this is the darkest night,
tomorrow brings your renewed light,
as you ascend in strength and height
into the shining sky.

A Norse Devotional Ritual

[Perform Two Powers meditation]

I have come to honor the Earth,
my ancestors, the wights, the Aesir, and the Vanir.
May Thor protect me in my rite.

Goddesses of the Earth,
Nerthus and Jord,
I give you thanks for the life you give to all.
Accept my offering. [make offering]

I stand in Midgard,
the Land beneath me,
the Seas and waters surrounding me,
the Sky above me.

At the center burns a Fire,
where Bifrost touches the Earth.
At the center flows a Well,
with waters from the Three Great Wells.
At the center stands Yggdrasil,
connecting all worlds together,
from Asgard above,
to Helheim below,
and all worlds between.

I call to my ancestors,
my Alfar, and my Disir,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]
I call to the wights,
wights of land and wights of home,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]
I call to the gods,
the Aesir, and the Vanir,
I honor you with this gift! [make offering]

[Invocation to a deity(ies) or being(s) that you’d like to honor specifically]

[make offering]

Ancestors, wights, and gods,
what blessings do I receive in return for my offerings?

[Draw a rune]

[If positive:]

The omen is good!

A gift calls for a gift
to complete the cycle of hospitality.
May the blessing flow into this horn
so that I may drink deeply of fair return.
Behold the Waters of Life!

[Drink]

The blessings flow through my head, my heart, and my loins.
May these blessings enrich my life.
Hail to the Three Kindred!

[If negative:]

The omen is poor.

The Three Kindred put forth a challenge,
a challenge to overcome.
I drink from this horn
and accept this challenge.
Behold the Waters of Life!

[Drink]

May my victory over this challenge bring me blessings
and make me stronger.
Hail to the Three Kindred!

[Ritual continues:]

Aesir and Vanir,
Wights of land and wights of home,
my Alfar, and my Disir,
I thank you for your presence in this rite.

May I honor the Kindred and the cosmos in all that I do.
May I walk the path of the virtues to do right by myself and my kin.
May these relationships bring health, wealth, and wisdom to my life.

This rite has ended!

A Norse Prayer For Inspiration

Hail Odin,
High One,
Father of All!

I come to you
seeking inspiration.
I come to you
seeking the Mead of Poetry.

With this gift (offering)
I hope of one taste,
one drink of Kvasir’s blood,
that precious mead.

May the Mead of Poetry
flow through me,
past honey’d lips,
sparking the fire within.

May the Mead of Poetry
flow through me,
into my hands,
to create my work.

So be it!

A Prayer to Thor During Times of Trouble

Hail Thor,
slayer of giants and trolls,
defender of Midgard!

Darkness gathers on the horizon
and troubling times lay ahead.
I call to you for strength to face these challenges!

Mighty Thor,
as you defend Midgard,
so too shall I aid you in its defense
standing up for the Earth and its people.

As you stride into Jotunheim to challenge the giants,
may I have the courage to go forth and challenge those I oppose.

As you uncover deception and illusion in your travels,
may I have the bravery to confront those
who seek to harm with treachery.

And as you take great risk to fight for Midgard,
may I persevere in the face of opposition
for the sake of doing what is right.

So be it!

A Prayer For When We Lose Our Way

Hail Mighty Kindreds!

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who has lost their way,
who has made mistakes,
and broken the virtues.

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who wants to find their way,
make amends,
and reestablish the virtues in my life.

I do this in the sight my ancestors,
I do this in the sight of the land spirits,
I do this in the sight of the gods,
and I do this in the sight of those I have hurt.

May the virtues take root in me once more,
so I can reach for the Sky.

May I have wisdom,
to apply my knowledge with experience.
May I have vision,
to see the direction I am going.
May I have piety,
so the Kindred may continue to bless me.
May I have courage,
to do what is right.
May I have perseverance,
to weather the hard times in life.
May I have integrity,
so that I may be trustworthy again.
May I have hospitality,
so my relationships stay strong.
May I have moderation,
so that I may not give into extremes.
May I have fertility,
so that I may be productive again
in all that I do.

So be it!