Paganism Prayers for Death and Emergencies

Updated 5th April 2016

Pagan Prayers for Death and Emergencies

Submitted by Carol Nowlan Interfaith Manager The Pagan Federation UK

http://www.paganfed.org/

 


Advisor on Paganism to Faith and Fire.

 

 

The prayers below are suitable for any Pagan Path.

 

Source Celtic Devotional Daily Prayers and Blessings by Caitlin Matthews.
Publisher: Fair Winds Press, 2004
ISBN-10: 1592330436
ISBN-13: 978-1592330430

 

Blessing for the Soul’s Release, a prayer for the dying

 

You go home this day/night to your home of Winter,
To your home of Autumn, of Spring and of Summer;
You go home this day/night to your lasting home,
To your eternal bed, to your sound sleep.

Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep now, sleep, and so fade sorrow,
Sleep, beloved, in the rock of the fold.

The sleep of seven lights upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven joys upon you, my dear,
The sleep of seven slumbers upon you, my dear.

Sleep, oh sleep in the quiet of quietness,
Sleep, oh sleep in the way of guidance,
Sleep, oh sleep in the love of all loving.

 

Soul-Gathering Prayer after a injury or great shock

 

Gatherer of Souls, draw to me my scattered soul,
May no part be lost,
May no part be straying.
Preserve my soul in peace
In the soul-shrine of my body.

 

Soul-Leading for someone who has died Suddenly or Unexpectedly

 

You have been called from the place of your dwelling,
After times, after duties, after separations.
May blessed soul-friends guide you,
May helping spirits lead you,
May the Gatherer of Souls call you,
May the homeward path rise up under your feet
And lead you gladly to your home.