* Mabon - A prayer for the fall Equinox *



by Edain McCoy; From The Sabbats by Edain McCoy;



You can make Mabon your Thanksgiving day. If you are a Solitary, have a small feast of your own or invite a group of Pagan friends or friends who know that you are Pagan over. Avoid asking for favors from your deities at this time. Instead, maybe say a simple prayer of thanksgiving. Here is a sample of a prayer you can say:


"Bountiful Mother Earth,

whose dark womb has brought forth this munificence

we/I see before us/me,

we/I humbly thank you for your gift of sustenance

which nourishes our bodies and minds.

Lord of the Harvest, wise and giving,

we/I praise your generosity

in providing this feast which gives us/me strength and endurance.

Lord and Lady,

our/my blessings this year have been many.

We/I thank you for...

(Add Here your thanks to them. If A group, everyone can take turns!)

...And for all these blessings and gifts

which in the hustle and bustle of daily living

we/I may have overlooked and taken for granted,

we/I most gratefully thank you now.

Blessed Lord and Lady,

mighty and powerful,

tender and charitable,

forever may your praise be sung by your adoring and thankful children.

So mote it be!!!"