RedWood Vanatru Daily Prayers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted here regularly for a variety of reasons. I’d like to get back to it, but I admit, my spoons and motivation for this kind of writing have been low for a while now. I am always up for answering questions, however, so if you have something you’d like to see me write about here, do feel free to ask in the comments, or drop me a line at EmberOutreach at Gmail dot Com!

Over the years, these prayers have shifted and changed, in words, and in tune. They are now fairly stable, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t personalize them to suit your local practice as an individual or a group – RedWood Vanatru should always be localized!

Listen to the prayers sung by me – Ember Cooke

Sigrdrifa’s Prayer – Vanatru Version
Words – Modified from traditional
Music – Ember Cooke

Hail Day! Hail Day’s Sons!
Hail Night and Night’s Daughter!
With loving eyes look down on us here
And send to us victory

Hail Vanir! Hail Aesir and Jotnar!
Hail to the great and generous Earth!
Eloquence and native wit bestow on us here
And healing hands while we live!

Hail the Gods!

Ancestors’ Prayer
Words – Diana Paxson and Ember Cooke
Music – Ember Cooke

Our mighty Mothers here we honor
From womb to womb since worlds’ beginning
And Fathers of the flesh and spirit
Sacred seed itself renewing
And mindful Mentors, wisdom winning
Sacred Skalds and holy Heroes
And kind Companions, comfort bringing
Faithful Friends and helping Healers
All who lived and died before us
Ancestors! Be will us always!

Hail the Ancestors!

Landspirits Prayer
Words – Ember Cooke
Music – Ember Cooke

Hail to the Land wights and Water wights
Hail to the Sea wights and Sky wights
Hail Plant wights and Animal wights
Thank you for sustaining us!
We honor your sacrifices.
May your next life be greater than your last!

Hail the Landspirits!


About EmberVoices

Ember Cooke has been a member of Hrafnar and Seidhjallr for more than a decade, where she trained to be a Seidhkona, Galdrakona, and Gythia. She founded the Vanic Conspiracy and made ordination vows to the Vanir and her congregation in the summer of 2013. She has contributed to several publications on Heathen and Northern Pagan subjects and regularly presents rituals and workshops at festivals. Her personal practice is more diverse, as the Vanir have lead her into cross-training and service for the wider Pagan community. This has including medium and servitor training in American Umbanda, clergy training with the Fellowship of the Spiral Path, and jail ministry for local counties. She holds a BA with honors in Religious Studies from Santa Clara University. Ember has lived all her life in the south San Francisco Bay Area, and is intimately bound to the valley of her birth.
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6 Responses to RedWood Vanatru Daily Prayers

  1. Michael Guerra says:

    Thank you for sharing these! They are lovely. I’m a bit late in finding your work, but I happy that I did. I hope to incorporate these into my own Vanic practice.


  2. Simply beautiful!

    Liked by 1 person

  3. I’m just glad to see a post from you again. Wishing you and yours all the best.

    I’ve been meaning to starting blogging on WordPress for the first time in a number of years but I wish they would get their act together, accessibility wise, first. Some of the changes that were/are being forced on all of us on this site has been an absolute mess so far.

    Liked by 1 person

    • EmberVoices says:

      I do have to admit, the changes in the format for the dashboard and such have been discouraging, but mostly I just went through a period of not feeling like talking publicly about my practices very much.

      I also tried to transition to more formal essays to a more professionally framed blog, and just managed to intimidate myself out of writing at all *blush*

      Not my best side, but I’m doing better lately šŸ˜€



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