Today’s Prayer to Passage continues within the “Rig Veda”. This month’s spiritual devotion to these ancient writings will take place between May 1 – May 31, 2017.
Today I pray, “Dear God, Thank You for the abundant energy, nature, and essence provided to me from my family. I love my family dearly. Thank You for these dear ones. All my love. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“HYMN LXXIV. Agni.
1. As forth to sacrifice we go, a hymn to a hymn let us say,
Who hears us even when afar;
2 Who, from of old, in carnage, when the people gathered, hath preserved
His household for the worshipper.
3 And let men say, Agni is born, e’en he who slayeth Vṛtra, he
Who winneth wealth in every fight.
4 Him in whose house an envoy thou lovest to taste his offered gifts,
And strengthenest his sacrifice,
5 Him, Aṅgiras, thou Son of Strength, all men call happy in his God,
His offerings, and his sacred grass.
6 Hitherward shalt thou bring these Gods to our laudation and to taste.
These offered gifts, fair-shining One.
7 When, Agni, on thine embassage thou goest not a sound is heard of steed or straining of thy car.
8 Aided by thee uninjured, strong, one after other, goes he forth:
Agni, the offerer forward steps.
9 And splendid strength, heroic, high, Agni, thou grantest from the Gods,
Thou God, to him who offers gifts.”
Laudation of the family surrounding me is reflected in this hymn. Those around us. We offer our praise and thanksgiving. In these more modern times, in this more modern era, we still offer our praise and thanksgiving to those around us. There are those with whom we share in celebration and gratitude. This continues on. And our continued offerings support this.