Here are some of the prayers used by the Order that are open to the public. There are dozens more that members may access using their passwords via the Study Hall. Please also visit our public Christo-Pagan Prayer Book for some cool prayers including St. Patrick's Lorica (Magikal Breastplate) and a Krist of the Trees Christo-Druid Protection Prayer. And don't forget the Goddess Rosary aka Quaternity Rosary.
The Lord's Prayer
(from the New Zealand Prayer Book)
Eternal Spirit, Earth-maker, Pain-bearer, Life-giver,
Source of all that is and that shall be,
Father and Mother of us all,
Loving God, in whom is heaven:
The hallowing of your name echo through the universe!
The way of your justice be followed by the peoples of the world!
Your heavenly will be done by all created beings!
Your commonwealth of peace and freedom sustain our hope and come on earth.
With the bread we need for today, feed us.
In the hurts we absorb from one another, forgive us.
In times of temptation and test, strengthen us.
From trials too great to endure, spare us.
From the grip of all that is evil, free us.
For you reign in the glory of the power that is love, now and for ever. Amen
The New Order of the Knights Templar
and The Daughters of Zion a.k.a. The Ladies Templar
Below is an excellent prayer to memorize and recite over and over when your mind needs quieting, focus, or simply to connect with the divine. It is required for the higher stages of the Order's clergyworkings, so you may wish to start memorizing it. Our First Knight, Sir Hauk Romanoff prays it daily while using his knotted prayer rope. He says it keeps his spirit united with the One Power. It is a prayer of the warrior path, for both non-combatants (Ladies and Clerics) and combatants.
Just Because You Are My God
Oh, my God, I want to love you
Not that I might gain eternal heaven
Nor escape eternal hell
But, Lord, to love you just because
you are my God.Grant me to give to you
And not to count the cost,
To fight for you
And not to mind the wounds,
To labor and to ask for no reward
except the knowledge that I
serve my God.
-- Saint Ignatius of Loyola, a great soldier who became a priest
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Now here is a Soldier's or Warrior's Prayer from the official Russian Orthodox Christian Prayer Book. This prayer has been in their pocket prayer book for over 100 years.
A Soldier's Prayer
We thank Thee, O Lord our God, for all the blessings which thou givest us.
Thou hast kept us by Thy power in good health during the night and Thou hast called us up from sleep, that we may enjoy the light of day and to marvel at Thy Majesty.
We entreat Thee, O Lord, grant that we may live this day without danger or sin, but full of Thy mercies and Thy divine care.
Protect my family and the families of my fellow-soldiers from all evil.
Enlighten the peoples who conquer and torture other nations; make them repent and seek peace, leaving other lands and their dwellers free.
Open Thou the eyes of our mind to see Thy divine law and incline our hearts ever to do Thy commandments, to the glory of Thine all-holy Name of the Father and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.
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A Soldier's Prayer for His Family
O Thou Loving Father of us all, Who art here and everywhere, let Thy blessings be upon my loved ones at home. Keep them in Thy gracious care, protect them by Thy power and make their hearts glad in the thought of Thy nearness.
Help them and help me to feel that however separated we are by distance, in Thee we are close to each other.
We fly to your patronage, O holy Birthgiver of God;
despise not our petition in our necessities,
but deliver us always from all dangers,
O ever-glorious and blessed Virgin.
-The oldest known prayer to Mary.
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