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To Týr :A Norse Thanksgiving Prayer

Updated on November 29, 2014

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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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

    Yes teaches12345, and you have a blessed week :)

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    Dianna Mendez 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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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

    And thank you for dropping by, DDE!

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    Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Beautiful! Thank you.

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

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

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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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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

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

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

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

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

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

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    John Hansen 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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    Richard Parr 2 years ago from Oz

    Beautiful sentiments in this prayer, thanks for sharing

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    Devika Primić 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

    Beautiful! Happy thanksgiving!

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

    mio cid, gods bless and Happy Thanksgiving :)

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    Beth Perry 2 years ago from Tennesee

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

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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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    Phyllis Doyle Burns 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.