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Short Public Devotional

At ComFest in 2006, Three Cranes Grove, ADF, did short devotional rituals every three hours for three days. They were hectic, but they were very, very good for us.

In light of ComFest coming up yet again this year, I wanted to post this, and explain a bit about it.

We stand at the Center
In the presence of All
Our feet supported by the Earth Mother
Our minds crowned in Inspiration
Our hearts pure of purpose.

[devotional prayers/offeings/etc.]

Our hearts remain open,
Our minds retain their fire,
Our feet are still supported,
As we depart this place.
May we take our center with us.
This rite is ended.

The central hope was that we could find a way to do our usual opening prayers without going too deeply in depth. So, I took our normal order of opening prayers, and basically:

  1. Asked folks to find their center,
  2. noted our usual "Universal Spirit Prayer",
  3. acknowledged the Earth Mother,
  4. called on inspiration,
  5. and reminded us to think on the purpose.

Then we did a short devotional prayer or offering to the Kindred/Power/entity that we were doing the devotional for.

After that, we simply returned ourselves by doing it backwards.

It worked quite well for us, and I really like this very simple, very easy form of devotional.

And I'm very happy that I found it again, because I had no idea where this little devotional structure was until just yesterday.


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