Today’s Prayer to Passage continues within “The Rig Veda”. This month’s spiritual devotion to these ancient sacred Sanskrit writings will take place between May 1 – May 31, 2017.
Today I pray, “Dear God, It is a pure joy to be with my family — my parents and siblings — at this era of life. As I am nearing my 40th year of life, I am overcome with emotion in experiencing being present with my family. Now this family has extended to include a sister-in-law, a brother-in-law, and three nephews. Joy abounds. Thank You for this. Amen.”
Following my prayer, I held the closed book in my hands and opened it to reveal this passage:
“HYMN LXXIX. Dawn.
1. ROUSING the lands where men’s Five Tribes are settled, Dawn hath disclosed the pathways of the people.
She hath sent out her sheen with beauteous oxen. The Sun with light hath opened earth and heaven.
2 They paint their bright rays on the sky’s far limits. the Dawns come on like tribes arrayed for battle.
Thy cattle, closely shutting up the darkness, as Savitar spreads his arms, give forth their lustre.
3 Wealthy, most like to Indra, Dawn hath risen, and brought forth lauds that shall promote our welfare.
Daughter of Heaven, a Goddess, she distributes, best of Aṅgirases, treasures to the pious.
4 Bestow on us, O Dawn, that ample bounty which thou didst send to those who sang thy praises;
Thou whom with bellowings of a bull they quickened: thou didst unbar the firm-set mountain’s portals.
5 Impelling every God to grant his bounty sending to us the charm of pleasant voices,
Vouchsafe us thoughts, for profit, as thou breakest. Preserve us evermore, ye Gods, with blessings.”
—THE RIG VEDA
I bow to my family and place it in honor of my love for each of my family’s members. I reside within the comfort of my family, holding dear the true nature of love and commitment. I feel the joy and blessings that come to me, and whispering of these loves grow continually. I am evermore grateful and evermore shining in bright acceptance of this love. I delight in wellness and presence.