Prayers to All of the Gods

I have made some updates to the prayers to all of the Gods that I published on my blog earlier this year, including the downloadable PDFs, mobi, and ePub files available on Gumroad.

Here are the links, with the estimated time they take to use in ritual. Note that the time does not include any contemplation, chanting, or other practices one might do afterward — this just covers the recitation itself.

As I mentioned previously, I created a personalized version of Prayer to All of the Gods I that added some space for other Gods I worship. Since then, I have also created a personalized version of Prayer to All of the Gods II, which pulls together brief acknowledgments of the deities I worship most closely, as I want to honor them with special words. This was much harder to do in the prayer’s alliterative style, but I managed.


6 thoughts on “Prayers to All of the Gods

  1. Thank you so much for these prayers 🙂

    If I may, I’d like to ask about prayers…

    I feel I’ve developed a regular routine in my prayers to Athene. Currently, I pray to her every day. However, I would like to start “expanding” my practice and pray regularly to All the Gods as well but I’m unsure how this would fit with my prayers to Athene.

    Do I need to adjust my prayer frequency to Athene if I am to pray to All the Gods every day as well? Should I keep these prayers separate (e.g., prayer to All the Gods in the morning, and Athene in the evening?).

    I’m probably overthinking this because I’m at such an early stage in my journey. My overthinking comes from a place of acknowledging that I am British, and live in the UK, whilst wanting to be as respectful as possible of the Greek Gods and Greek Religion within my practice.

    I find this overthinking can be quite paralysing and lead to me not doing anything for fear of doing something “wrong” and disrespectful.

    Perhaps there is no ‘right’ answer as to the frequency or types of prayers that are done (or maybe there is!), but if you have any thoughts from your own experiences they would be greatly appreciated 🙂

    Thank you

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    1. How you approach this is really up to you! It sounds like you really enjoy praying to Athene every day, so I recommend keeping that.

      There are a few ways to incorporate a prayer to all of the Gods. One option is to pick a day during the week when you know you usually have less going on and to add that before or after your prayer to Athene. Another option is to pick a second time of day (as you’d indicated) to do the prayer to all of the Gods. You could also decide to offer the prayer on specific days of the solar or lunar month (the first, for example). It’s very common for people to pray to all of the Gods on the day of the new crescent moon.

      I have a short(ish) prayer to All of the Gods that I use on a daily basis, and I save the longer ones for special occasions like the new moon. I pray to the hearth and household Gods, then recite a prayer to all of the Gods, and then pray to Eir and Apollon. My morning prayers are about 15 minutes long unless I’m doing something extra. I meditate before praying for about 10 minutes (unless I’m running short on time, in which case I do breathwork). This is achievable for me at my current life stage and commute length. My prayer practice has gone through some changes over the past six months.

      Where “separateness” comes up is that you do want to be focused on the prayer at hand, so if you do the prayers one right after the other, try giving yourself a few deep breaths in between to shift gears so you can keep your focus.

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      1. Thank you so much for your reply 🙂 Just knowing that there are various ways of doing it really helps me to take the pressure off myself.

        You said your practice has gone through some changes over the past six months – this helps me to keep in mind that my practice may evolve over time (perhaps more so at the beginning as I find my way with it). Also, as my life circumstances change it may mean my practice needs to change to accommodate this.

        I definitely need to give myself permission to be flexible and find a way that works for me. I can be too rigid with myself, trying to get things “right”, so thank you for reassuring me that “seeing what works” is okay!

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  2. I continue to really appreciate these prayers… and by this point, I know the old versions well enough that the changes immediately stand out. Thank you for sharing them!

    I’ve also been meaning to mention (and only ever think about it during prayer, then forget afterwards!) that there seems to be a typo in prayer III, where the text reads “to Kronos, God whose nurses intellectual life.” Perhaps “who” rather than “whose”?

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      1. No worries! I’ve been fixing it myself when I sing the hymn, but by the time I’m done with all my prayer and contemplation, I always forget to mention it to you. Sorry I didn’t mention it sooner… this post gave me the prompting I needed.

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