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We move into ecstasy, You and I. You are the seed at the center of every dream I've ever dreamed. You are the vision of my heart. Your Name was written upon my soul before the foundations of the world were laid. You are my first and final breath. I fall into the bliss of Your being and just melt away.
Prayer is that avenue by which we speak with Deity. Ideally it brings us to a place where even words fail, and we stand open and naked to the ravishing love of the Object of our desire. It is the Mystical Marriage in which the Lover and the beloved become one. In Book of Hours: Prayers to the God, the ecstasy of prayer may be discovered. Though Deity may be envisioned in many forms, this book presents Deity as God the Lover. It is through love that we find our deepest home with the God, and even images of carnal love may create an intimacy and intensity that allows our spirituality to blossom into being.
Pray Little, Pray Lots
Book of Hours: Prayers to the God is a companion to my earlier work, Book of Hours: Prayers to the Goddess. As a Solitary Wiccan who comes from a Roman Catholic background, I was frustrated about the lack of prayer material available to me. I had enjoyed the structured prayer I experienced as a Catholic, but found opportunities for this type of daily prayer in the Wiccan community to be absent. My first book took over twenty years to write, as experiences of the feminine aspect of Deity slowly unfolded. Book of Hours: Prayers to the God took only about a year!
Why? Because I had a good foundation of experiencing God's masculine aspects and images. However, the experience of God as Lover grew apace with my growing understanding of the Goddess. This occurred because I realized that day cannot exist without night; joy without sorrow; or life without death. The Goddess cannot "stand on Her own," as it were; She must have a companion of Her heart to dance the Wheel of the Year around. In both, may wholeness and holiness be found.
The God Through the Seasons
Passion is always a part of prayer:
Your bright Flame
Your eyes are full of flame.
One cannot approach the God with lukewarm intention. One must be willing to plunge into the blaze of desire and to be consumed by the God's bright passion. His loving embrace may be perilous, but only to apathetic souls. For all others, it is the consummation of all yearning.
Develop Your Prayer Life
Book of Hours: Prayers to the God will companion you along your journey to the God. It will take the unnamed yearning of your heart and lead it along paths both wild and strange to fulfillment and a deeper connection with the God. He will partner your soul—His Goddess, the Beloved One—throughout the year. Receive His love.