Oh, What a Night: Prayer of Devotion and Petition to Hekate

 

It occurred to me that I haven’t yet dedicated this blog to Hekate in any sort of public way. I felt called by Our Lady to start writing about my personal experiences and my version of Modern Hekatean Witchcraft several months ago. Since I made the commitment to do so, my life has opened up in so many wonderful ways that I am overwhelmed when I consider them. It is my sincere prayer that my blog honors Her. So, in honor of Hekate, The Great Mother, and in seeking Her blessing over this blog, I am sharing this prayer of devotion and petition to Hekate for you to use as you feel led.

I wrote this prayer for the first semi-public ritual I led in honor of Hekate several years ago, so it seems fitting to share it in a more public forum. It was on the Deipnon in August at a pagan festival. The sacred fire kept growing as we proceeded through each of the petitions in the prayer. It grew so intense that I had to break out of the ritual and smother it! I think we scared a lot of pagans that night! I, however, felt Her presence come up from the underworld, feeding those flames as a reminder of Her power. From above, She came down like black velvet, weighty and strong. The two energies merged in the middle world, surrounding all of us standing in a circle in the large open field. She was everywhere. That was one of the most powerful encounters that I’ve had with Hekate. I’ve revised it a bit over the years, but it remains a mighty powerful prayer.

I’ve used it as part of my daily devotion and for seeking Hekate’s attention when doing rituals.  It’s a mixture of ancient texts with modern thinking, just like Modern Hekatean Witchcraft. Here it is:
Prayer of Devotion and Petition to Hekate
Blessed Hekate, Great Mother, I am grateful for Your presence in my life.
I seek only to honor You.
I ask for Your guidance over my path.
Shine Your lantern.
Great Hekate, who spins the web of the stars and governs the spiral of life.
Brimo, Chthonia, Einalian, Enodia, Kleidouchos,
Kourotrophos, Nykliopolis, Perseis, Propylais,
Propolos, Phosphors, Trimorphis,
Soteira, Soteira, Soteira.
Black as night,
Red as blood,
White as stars.
I offer myself to You.
I bow before You,
Hear me, know my name.
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
I honor You as She of all forms.
I honor You as the Young Mistress,
And ask that You bestow upon me the energy of youth and strength of will.
I honor You as Protectress of Children,
And ask that You send the power of creation and watch over my Young.
I honor You as the ageless Cosmic World Soul,
And ask that You provide me with wisdom.
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
I honor you as She who rules over
The underworld, the middle worth and the heavens.
I honor You as the Gatekeeper of All Underworld and Goddess of the Daemon
And petition for solace for our ancestors, the earth bound dead and my shadow self.
I honor You as the Guardian of the Crossroads of the middle world, the Universal Key Holder,
And seek Your guidance along my earth-bound journey.
I honor You as the Breath of the Universe and the Mother of Angels
And pray for Your assistance along the starry road.
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
I honor You as Sovereign over land, sea and sky.
I honor You as Queen of the Land
And ask that You protect the earth and all Your children: human, animal and plant.
I honor You as Queen of the Sea
And petition for Your cleansing of the waters and of myself.
I honor You as Queen of the Sky
And pray for Your reflection to shine in my life.
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
I honor You as the Unconquerable Queen of the vulnerable and marginalized.
I honor You as Torch Bearer,
And ask that Your light shine on those in need.
I honor You as the Key Holder,
And pray that You’ll open doors for the down trodden.
I honor You as Queen of the Witches,
And ask Your blessing for us that walk this path.
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Hail Hekate
Blessed Hekate, Great Mother, Accept my gratitude for Your many blessings.
May my life honor You.

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