Druid’s Prayer: An Analysis “for the love of all existences”

Druid’s Prayer: An Overview

The Druid’s Prayer, also known as the Gorsedd Prayer, is generally attributed to The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg, although some concerns of authenticity have emerged with this book. The following comes from The Barddas of Iolo Morganwg, available at Sacred Texts online:

Grant, O God,
Thy protection;
And in protection, strength;
And in strength, understanding;
And in understanding, knowledge;
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;
And in that love, the love of all existences;
And in the love of all existences, the love of God. God and all goodness.

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The Druid’s Prayer: My Version

You will find several different versions of the Druid’s Prayer on the web: it is human nature to tinker with things, and published prayers are no exception. Personally, I was concerned with the version above because it did not acknowledge the Goddess as well as the God, an important consideration for me, so I came up with this version:

Druid’s Prayer

Grant, O Lord and Lady,
Thy protection;
And in protection, strength;
And in strength, understanding;
And in understanding, knowledge;
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;
And in that love, the love of all existences;
And in the love of all existences, the love of Spirit and all Goodness.

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Druid’s Prayer and the Chakras: A Suggestion

I have a suggestion to encourage grounding with the Druid’s Prayer: tie it to opening and clearing (if necessary) the chakras during meditation. The spiritual journey with the chakras would look something like this:

“Grant, O Lord and Lady,Thy protection;”  
This protection starts a chain reaction.
“And in protection, strength;”    
The root chakra is opened.
“And in strength, understanding;”  
This understanding, on an emotional, primal level, opens up the sacral chakra.
“And in understanding, knowledge;” 
This knowledge, propelled by Will, opens up the solar plexus chakra.
“And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;”  
This knowledge of justice opens up the heart chakra.
“And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;” 
 The love of justice, and being able to articulate this love, opens up the throat chakra.
“And in that love, the love of all existences;” 
 The third eye chakra is opened.
“And in the love of all existences, the love of Spirit and all Goodness.”
The crown chakra is opened.

Feel free to try this exercise and see if it does not provide grounding for the Druid’s Prayer. Blessed Be, by star and stone.

Druid's Prayer

Sunrise at Stonehenge: Symbolic of the Druid’s Prayer

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