National Day of Prayer

Ma'at

First Prayer

Homage to Thee, O Great Goddess, Thou Master of all Truth,
Oh my Goddess, and have brought myself hither
that I may become conscious of Thy decrees.
I know Thee and am attuned with Thee and Thy two
and forty laws which exist with Thee in this Chamber of Maat.

In Truth & Justice I come into Thy Attunement,
and I have brought Maat in my mind and Soul.

I have destroyed wickedness for Thee.
I have not done evil to mankind.
I have not oppressed the members of my family.
I have not wrought evil [in] place of right and Truth.
I have no intimacy with worthless men.
I have not demanded first consideration.
I have not decreed that excessive labour be performed for me.
I have not brought forward my name for exaltation to honours.
I have not defrauded the oppressed of Property.
I have made no man suffer hunger
I have made no one to weep.
I have caused no pain to be inflicted upon man or animal.
I have not defrauded the Temple of their oblations.
I have not diminished from the bushel.
I have not filched away land.
I have not encroached upon the fields of others.
I have not added to the weights of the scales to cheat the seller
and I have not misread the pointer of the scales to cheat the buyer.
I have not kept milk from the mouths of children.
I have not turned back the water at the time it should flow.
I have not extinguished the fire when it should burn.
I have not repulsed God in His Manifestation.

I am Pure! I am Pure! I am Pure!
My purity is the purity of the Divinity of the Holy Temple.
Therefore evil shall not befall me in this world,
because I, even I, know the Laws of God which are God.

Second Prayer

Hail to You, O Daughter of Ra!
Hail to You, O Terrible Deities
Dwelling in the Wrathful Heart!
Hail to You, O Lotus Throne seated
Upon the Prow of the Ark of Ra,
And the Light Beings Who exist with it!

Hail to You, You Who manifest Your
Face unto me as I am a dweller upon the
Earth, fettered by my attachments,
Delusions and misdeeds!

You Whose heart is clothed
In infinite compassion, please salvage
My soul from the depths of my own
Ignorance, bestowing me with mercy and
Wisdom, and a sight of the Way of Maat
That is non-perverted and unattached!

Permit my feet to reach undisturbed the
Place of the Blessed.
Permit my heart to respond to my own
Sin with compassion, that I might forgive
Others with compassion and loving kindness.

Let Maat dwell lovingly towards me within
The Hall of the Two Truths, and permit my
Heart to receive its merit on that Day when
I come into the Presence of the Forty-Two
Saints beneath the Dais of Auwsar, Lord of
The Blessed Lands!

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