June 17: Sacred Month of Hestia

I was gifted this beautiful prayer a few years back.  I have no idea where it came from or who crafted it.  If it’s you…please let me know so I can give appropriate credit.

Bright-veiled Hestia, heart of the happy home, goddess who binds together a family, who strengthens a city, the household is your temple, the hearthfire your altar and your namesake. Hestia, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hestia, wise one who oversees the family feast, who guides the making and the breaking of bread, to whom offerings are made at simple meal or sumptuous banquet, Hestia of the oven-fire, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hestia, gentle-hearted daughter of Kronos and mother Rhea, first-born and last-born child of Titans, dear sister of thundering Zeus who gave to you a place of honor evermore, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Hestia who sits ever at the center of things, who tends the flickering flame of sacrifice with patience and with care, who receives the first and best portion of all due offerings, I praise and honor you, I thank you for your blessings.

Blessings from the Hearth.

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