Mabon Prayers

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Pagan Prayers for the Mabon Sabbat

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Need a prayer to bless your Mabon meal? How about one to celebrate the Dark Mother before you dive into your dinner? Try one of these simple, practical Mabon prayers to mark the autumn equinox in your celebrations.

Abundance Prayer

It's good to be thankful for what we've got -- it's also good to recognize that not everyone is as fortunate. Offer this prayer for abundance in tribute to those who may still be needing. This is a simple prayer of thanksgiving, showing gratitude for all of the blessings you may have in your life right now.

Prayer for Abundance

We have so much before us
and for this we are thankful.
We have so many blessings,
and for this we are thankful.
There are others not so fortunate,
and by this we are humbled.
We shall make an offering in their name
to the gods who watch over us,
that those in need are someday
as blessed as we are this day.

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Mabon Prayer for Balance

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Mabon is a time of reflection, and of equal balance between light and dark. Image by Pete Saloutos/Image Source/Getty Images

Mabon is the season of the autumnal equinox. It's a time of year when many of us in the Pagan community take a few moments to give thanks for the things we have. Whether it's our health, the food on our table, or even material blessings, this is the perfect season to celebrate the abundance in our lives. Try including this simple prayer in your Mabon celebrations.

Mabon Balance Prayer

Equal hours of light and darkness
we celebrate the balance of Mabon,
and ask the gods to bless us.
For all that is bad, there is good.
For that which is despair, there is hope.
For the moments of pain, there are moments of love.
For all that falls, there is the chance to rise again.
May we find balance in our lives
as we find it in our hearts.

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Mabon Prayer to the Gods of the Vine

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The Mabon season is a time when vegetation is in full swing, and in few places is it more apparent than in vineyards. Grapes are abundant at this time of year, as the autumn equinox approaches. This is a popular time to celebrate wine-making, and deities connected to the growth of the vine. Whether you see him as Bacchus, Dionysus, the Green Man, or some other vegetative god, the god of the vine is a key archetype in harvest celebrations.

This simple prayer honors two of the best-known gods of the winemaking season, but feel free to substitute your own pantheon's deities, or to add or remove any that resonate with you, as you use this prayer in your Mabon celebrations.

Prayer to the Gods of the Vine

Hail! Hail! Hail!
The grapes have been gathered!
The wine has been pressed!
The casks have been opened!

Hail to Dionysus and

Hail to Bacchus,
watch over our celebration
and bless us with merrymaking!
Hail! Hail! Hail!

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Mabon Prayer to the Dark Mother

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If you happen to be someone who feels a connection to the darker aspect of the year, considering holding a full Ritual Honoring the Dark Mother. Take some time to welcome the archetype of the Dark Mother, and celebrate that aspect of the Goddess which we may not always find comforting or appealing, but which we must always be willing to acknowledge. After all, without the calm quiet of darkness, there would be no value in light.

Prayer to the Dark Mother

Day turns to night,
and life turns to death,
and the Dark Mother teaches us to dance.
Hecate, Demeter, Kali,
Nemesis, Morrighan, Tiamet,
bringers of destruction, you who embody the Crone,
I honor you as the earth goes dark,
and as the world slowly dies.

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Mabon Prayer to Give Thanks

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Many Pagans choose to celebrate thanksgiving at Mabon. You can start with this simple prayer as a foundation for your own gratitude, and then enumerate the things for which you are thankful. Think about the things that contribute to your good fortune and blessings - do you have your health? A stable career? A happy home life with family that loves you? If you can count the good things in your life, you are fortunate indeed. Consider tying this prayer in with a gratitude ritual to celebrate the season of abundance.

Mabon Prayer of Thanksgiving

The harvest is ending,
the earth is dying.
The cattle have come in from their fields.
We have the earth's bounty
on the table before us
and for this we give thanks to the gods
.

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Home Protection Prayer to the Morrighan

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Call upon the Morrighan to protect your home from invading trespassers. Image by Renee Keith/Vetta/Getty Images

This incantation calls upon the goddess Morrighan, who is a Celtic deity of battle and sovereignty. As a goddess who determined kingship and land holdings, she can be called upon for assistance in protecting your property and the boundaries of your land. If you’ve been robbed lately, or are having trouble with trespassers, this prayer comes in particularly handy. You may wish to make this as martial as possible, with lots of banging drums, clapping, and even a sword or two thrown in as you march around the boundaries of your property.

Mabon Home Protection Prayer

Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!
Protect this land from those who would trespass upon it!
Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!
Guard this land and all those who dwell within it!
Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!
Watch over this land and all contained upon it!
Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!
Goddess of battle, great goddess of the land,
She who is the Washer at the Ford, Mistress of Ravens,
And Keeper of the Shield,
We call upon you for protection.
Trespassers beware! The great Morrighan stands guard,
And she shall unleash her displeasure upon you.
Let it be known that this land falls under her protection,
And to do harm to any within it
Is to invite her wrath.
Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!
We honor and thank you this day!
Hail Morrighan! Hail Morrighan!