What follows is a modern prayer cast along traditional lines.

As a magical prayer of shielding and protection—hence the title—it could, of course, be made to any god or goddess.

But in this midwinter season, to Whom better should one make it than to Herself, Bride of Brides?

And even better it be, made thrice.

 

Bride's Breastplate

 

Bride be with me.

Bride within me.

Bride before me.

Bride to my right hand.

Bride behind me.

Bride to my left hand.

Bride above me.

Bride below me.

Bride within me.

Bride be with me.

 

© 2018 Steven W. Posch