To Týr :A Norse Thanksgiving Prayer

Tyr,

Eternal One,

guide me to remember the hungry,

guide me to remember the mourner,

guide me to remember the children of my enemies,

and the sick and blind and old.

For only in showing compassion

is compassion shown to us.

Eternal One,

guide me to honor my wedded one

and the children of my line,

guide me to honor my friends.

Guide me to relish the pleasures of the flesh,

for only by gratitude of life’s enjoyments

can we enjoy them after death.

Eternal One,

guide me not to hasten

the death that comes to all,

guide me not to seek the Halls of the Gods

but to re-create them on these plains;

for vanity is the god

of he that sacrifices what the gods have given.

Eternal One,

help me to bring justice

where hope has gone astray.

Help me to accept all joys and all sorrows,

and to reject evil that shuns this life.

Father to all Thankful ancestors,

guide me to give

for the mere sake of giving

this day and all days to come,

that I may walk in peace,

from this world and into evermore.




©November 27, 2014 by Beth Perry

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Phyllis Doyle 2 years ago from High desert of Nevada.

Beth, I love this prayer - thank you for sharing it. How appropriate it is on this day. A blessed Thanksgiving to you and yours.


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mio cid 2 years ago from Uruguay

This is very touching and inspiring,thank you for sharing it.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Phyllis, thank you and may you and yours have a wonderful Thanksgiving!


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

mio cid, gods bless and Happy Thanksgiving :)


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful! Happy thanksgiving!


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parrster 2 years ago from Oz

Beautiful sentiments in this prayer, thanks for sharing


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

What a great prayer Beth. Being of Scandinavian descent, I appreciate this even more. Voted up.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

DDE, thank you for reading and I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

parrster, thank you for dropping by and the comment :)


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Jodah, always nice to meet someone else of Scandinavian blood! And thanks very much :)


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travmaj 2 years ago from australia

Just perfect especially for Thanksgiving and christmas - Memorable sentiments - inspiring words..


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

travmaj, thank you and I hope your holidays are extra special this year!


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Beautiful! Thank you.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

And thank you for dropping by, DDE!


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teaches12345 2 years ago

This is a lovely way to pray and thank the Lord for the goodness we enjoy every day.


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bethperry 2 years ago from Tennesee Author

Yes teaches12345, and you have a blessed week :)

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