by Patti Wigington
Updated January 09, 2018
Lammas is the time of the early grain harvest.
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
Lammas Prayer for the Warrior Soul
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.