Other than using the Orphic hymns I have been ad-libbing my prayers to the Mother. I wrote this out so that I had a standard daily prayer for her that I’d written myself and reflected more things. The prayer is a bit syncretic, but that reflects my own exploration of these syncretisms based on learning that they were historically attested.

(Description: A valley between two mountains covered in coniferous trees with a third mountain, covered in snow, rising between them in the background. Aladağlar National Park image courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)

Praise to the Great Mother of all, Mother of Gods, mother of humans, praise to you from whom all things come!

Praise to the Great Mother, Kybele, Rhea, Demeter, Physis, Gaea, Many-Named*, praise to you from whom the blessings of life come!

Praise to the Great Mother, Mistress of Beasts, mother of nature, praise to you from whom the gifts of the world come!

Praise to the Great Mother, honored in music, in dance, in singing, in joy, praise to you from whom our bodies and spirits come!

Praise to the Great Mother, nurturer, liberator, Savior, praise to you from whom our blessed natures come!

Praise to the Great Mother, who sees every thing in creation as her child, praise to you from whom all things come!

Praise and thanks to the Great Mother for our bodies,

Praise and thanks to the Great Mother for our lives,

Praise and thanks to the Great Mother for our blessings,

Praise and thanks to the Great Mother for our world,

Give us your blessings, Great Mother of Gods and humans,

bless us with good health, with good abundance, with good community,

bless us with freedom, with love, with hope,

bless us with guidance on the best use of your gifts,

and with any other good you may provide.

Thank you, Great Mother, for our lives and all good things.

Praise to the Great Mother of all, Mother of Gods, mother of humans, praise to you from whom all things come.

*All of these deities have been syncretized historically with the Mother (or that syncretism is suggested in hymns or myth); in theory the list could be longer but these are the ones I observe in my own personal practice.

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