A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

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A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby Letha.. » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:18 pm

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A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Lord of the forest and field, Lady of the starlit night,
I acknowledge the truth that for me to live, something must die.
I give thanks for the gift of free will,
And I acknowledge the responsibility that comes with the freedom of choice.

I choose then to abstain from the cycle of unnecessary suffering.
I pledge to be an agent of healing, not a bystander to slaughter.
I say to the animals:
You do not have to suffer and die for me.
I say to the workers:
You do not have to kill for me.
I say to the corporate death machine:
You will no longer profit from my blindness.
I say to the Earth, and to all that is holy,
That though we are taught to feast upon war,
I choose to lay down the sword
And take in peace instead.
I ally myself with Nature, not as her master, but as her child.
I will not claim dominion over that which is wiser than I.

Lord of the forest and field, Lady of the starlit night,
May compassion fulfill and transform me
May I give as You give, may I love as You love
And may my choices bring grace to my life
As You bring grace to the world.

So mote it be.


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Re: A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby afreespirit » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:47 pm

Wow! This is SO beautiful. Thank you, Letha. I have copied it and will send it to my brother, who is Pagan.
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Re: A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby uncgirl » Tue Mar 23, 2010 6:42 pm

Beautiful poem!
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Re: A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby Tazi752000 » Wed Mar 24, 2010 8:00 am

Very Beautiful and I love the picture. Thank you for posting it.
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Re: A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby Vanilla Orchid » Wed Mar 24, 2010 5:04 pm

Wow!, Letha, you are really a treasure!
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Re: A Vegan Pagan's Prayer

Postby toadfood » Thu Apr 01, 2010 11:17 am

That's beautiful. Thank you for posting.
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