The Druid’s Prayer

Grant, God, thy refuge;
and in refuge, strength;
and in strength, understanding;
and in understanding, knowledge;
and from knowledge, knowledge of what is right;
and from knowledge of what is right, the love of it;
and from loving, the love of God.
God and all goodness.

- Reposted from the beautiful Divine Remembrance blog.

Note: For more information on this lovely modern version of the Druid’s prayer, and its composer, Iolo Morganwg (Edward Williams), click here.

Ya Haqq!

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12 Responses to The Druid’s Prayer

  1. yasmine says:

    so beautiful! i especially love these lines:

    and from knowledge of what is right, the love of it;
    and from loving, the love of God.

    thank you for sharing this, brother Irving, and for introducing us (me) to the Divine Remembrance weblog. (more rockstars to stalk! yes! =))

  2. Aaminah says:

    Asalaamu alaikum.

    How beautiful.

  3. will have to quote this…so lovely end encouraging.

  4. Shahrzad says:

    Very beautiful prayer, Thank you for sharing this.. If you would not mention the author, i would think that’s a Rumi poem. :)

  5. Krishna.N.c says:

    Beloved Brother Irving,
    Salaam! And a tight hug for this beautiful prayer full of humility :))
    May all our yearning souls be granted His shelter and much sought after- His Love :)
    Hope you are doing fine and so is Mama Patricia, my Love and hugs for her…And my heartfelt prayers for your Blessed daughter:)
    May Allah always keep you all on His palms and shower His unceasing Love and Mercy :)
    My humble prayers for my you my Beloved Brother always:) Love you so much !

    P.s ( i cant thank you enough for those soulful words which you have blessed me with as your comment on my blog.. you have touched my heart brother and i am so blessed and happy to have you as my Beloved Brother here in this birth and many more births to come:)) I so humbly bow down to you and your glorious soul full of Love and compassion for all His creations and brother you make my life so beautiful :))Love only to offer you :)

  6. Maithri says:

    Dear Brother,

    Your posts have such a power about them….

    They bring me back into balance, into alignment with my soul…

    There is so much light which emanates from all that you touch dear Brother.

    Thank you for pulling me back into reality today.

    Sending you my deep, sustaining peace and the nectar of love,

    Maithri

  7. Ruth says:

    We are synchronous again – I just posted about the trees of my own druid Sacred Grove today!

  8. Aafke says:

    Reading this poem it all seems so easy…

  9. Safiyyah says:

    Salaams Brother!

    Oh, how beautiful! May Allah (swt) reward you for posting it!

  10. Irving says:

    Salaam Dear Sisters and Brother:

    Thank you all for the comments :) Indeed, it is a lovely and succinct prayer, following the course of refuge, which is faith, and through faith, strength, understanding, knowledge, justice and love. May Allah bless us all with such attributes of the One. Ameen.

    Ya Haqq!

  11. Dipti says:

    Amen!
    just so wonderful dear brother

  12. Salaam Alaikum,

    Iolo Morganwg was quite a character. If nothing else, he proves how powerful imagination can be.

    Jazak Allahu Khayran for posting this.

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