Sabbats: A Pagan ‘Grace’

‘Grace’, the practice of saying a blessing or prayer before a meal, is very common among Christians, to the point that it is almost taken for granted. Yet giving thanks for food and blessings is hardly unique to Christianity and suits paganism quite well.

Saying a simple blessing over the most mundane of meals is a lovely idea, especially at Mabon, an entire season devoted to thanksgiving. It can be quite an uplifting feeling whether you hold hands with your neighbors or simply clasp your own in front of you. Giving thanks is an important part of being in tune with nature and our surroundings and it helps us focus on what’s really important during difficult (and even abundant) times.

Sometimes the practices of other religions and faiths can be inspirational and even vital to the constant evolution of witchcraft.

Goddess, Mother
Thank you for this meal before us
Thank you for friends and family around this table
Thank you for love and grace and harmony this Mabon night
Blessed Be

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One thought on “Sabbats: A Pagan ‘Grace’

  1. Hi there,

    Thanks to Anna’s great Practical Magic blog party website I know that you are taking part in the event. I have pondered how to participate and thought it would be neat to post anonymously people’s thoughts and/or secrets regarding the movie. Sites which inspired me are:

    Post Secret
    Walt Disney Confessions

    Those thoughts or secrets could e.g. be “I have already watched the movie 1,000 times,” “I wish I had a sister like Gilly,” “The aunts’ house is my dream house,” “I have dreamt about Jimmy” etc. Anything which comes to your mind when you think of “Practical Magic.”

    If you feel like helping me out, be sure to send me your thought/secret as soon as possible at swappinghowdies@yahoo.de. Of course, I handle each “confession” anonymously. And – please nothing x-rated!

    Greetings from Germany,
    Birgit

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