Lammas Prayers

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Pagan Prayers for the Lammas Sabbat

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Lammas is the time of the early grain harvest. Image by Jade Brookbank/Image Source/Getty Images

At Lammas, sometimes called Lughnasadh, it's time to begin reaping what we have sown throughout the past few months, and recognize that the bright summer days will soon come to an end. Use these simple seasonal prayers to celebrate Lammas, the early grain harvest.

Lammas Prayer to Honor the Grain

Lammas is the season of the grain harvest. It's the time when the fields are rolling with golden waves of wheat, tall green stalks of corn. If you live in a rural area, it's a kind of magical time, as farmers tend to their fields to harvest what was sown in the spring. For many of us, grain is a significant part of our diet. Use this simple prayer to the grain fields as a way of acknowledging the importance of the Lammas season.

Prayer for the Grain

Fields of gold,
waves of grain,
the summer comes to a close.
The harvest is ready,
ripe for threshing,
as the sun fades into autumn.
Flour will be milled,
bread will be baked,
and we shall eat for another winter.

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Lammas Prayer for the Warrior Soul

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Many Pagans today follow a warrior path like their ancestors. Image by Peter Muller/Cultura RM/Getty Images

Many Pagans today feel a connection to the warrior archetype. The warrior Pagan often pays tribute to his or her ancestors, and to those who fought in battles long ago. If you'd like to offer a simple prayer as a warrior Pagan, this one invoked honor and wisdom as part of the path. Feel free to modify it to suit the needs of your individual tradition.

Prayer for the Warrior Soul

The warrior soul, fighting in spirit,
follows a code of honor and wisdom.
Strength is found not in the arms,
not in the knife, the gun or the sword,
but in the mind and soul.
I call upon the warriors of the past,
those who would stand up and fight,
those who would do what is needed,
those who would make sacrifices on behalf of others,
those who would die that others may live.
I call upon them this night,
to give me strength of heart, soul and spirit.

Are you a Pagan who connects with a warrior spirit? Well, you're not alone. There are plenty of Pagans out there who honor warrior deities.

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Prayer to Honor Lugh, the Craftsman

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Lugh is the god of blacksmiths and artisans. Image by Christian Baitg/Photographer's Choice/Getty Images

Lammas is the season of the grain harvest, but it's also, in many traditions, the season in which tribute is paid to Lugh, the Celtic craftsman god. Lugh was a master artisan, and known as a god of both skill and the distribution of talent. According to author Peter Beresford Ellis, the Celts held smithcraft in high regard. War was a way of life, and smiths were considered to have magical gifts -- after all, they were able to master the element of Fire, and mold the metals of the earth using their strength and skill. Use this simple prayer to Lugh as a way of acknowledging the value of your own creative gifts. You may want to include this short prayer as part of a larger ritual honoring Lugh.

Prayer to Lugh

Great Lugh!
Master of artisans,
leader of craftsmen,
patron of smiths,
I call upon you and honor you this day.
You of the many skills and talents,
I ask you to shine upon me and
bless me with your gifts.
Give me strength in skill,
make my hands and mind deft,
shine light upon my talents.
O mighty Lugh,
I thank you for your blessings.

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Lammas Prayer to the Gods of the Harvest

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Lammas is the season of the early harvest. It's the time of year when the grain fields are abundant, and if you live in a rural area, it's not uncommon to see threshers working their way across acres of wheat, corn, barley, and more. In less developed places, people still harvest their grain by hand, much as our ancient ancestors did. It's also a time when many of us are enjoying the fruits of our labors, collecting greens, squashes, tomatoes, beans, and all kinds of other goodies that we planted in the spring.

This simple prayer is one you can use during your Lammas rituals, or even while you're harvesting the bounty of your own gardens, honoring the many deities of the early harvest season. Feel free to add in the gods or goddesses of your own tradition as well.

Prayer to the Harvest Deities

The fields are full, the orchards blooming,
and the harvest has arrived.
Hail to the gods who watch over the land!
Hail to Ceres, goddess of the wheat!
Hail Mercury, fleet of foot!
Hail Pomona, and fruitful apples!
Hail Attis, who dies and is reborn!
Hail Demeter, bringing the dark of the year!
Hail Bacchus, who fills the goblets with wine!
We honor you all, in this time of harvest,
and set our tables with your bounty.