Blessed Euthenia, from whose hands fall
the gifts of the deep earth, the shining bits
of fortune, the stores of wealth, the refuge
of sufficiency that brings us peace of mind.
In Egypt, bride of the Nile you were,
your image carved on precious metal,
burnished by many fingers, shining like sunlight.
In Greece, child of Hephaistos and Aglaia,
goddess of noble name and wide renown,
with your sisters, givers of that which brings joy
to men and women in this firm-grounded world:
from clear-hearted Eucleia, one's dear repute
and honor, the fair fame of a life well lived;
from bold Eupheme, the sweet words of praise
for work well done and triumph well won;
from kind Philosophryne, a seat by the fire,
a warm welcome, a hand reaching out
in friendship and comfort for a need well known.
And from you, Euthenia, the abundance
that feeds body and spirit at once,
that enables each child to live and thrive,
that brings to us the relief of knowing
that what we have will be enough. Euthenia,
compassionate goddess whose blessings we crave,
we thank you for all the times we had our fill,
for all the times we felt no want, for all
the times our hungers have been sated.
Gracious Euthenia, we praise and honor you.
I call to Euthenia, child of Hephaistos
and charming Aglaia of the shining eyes;
graceful goddess, generous bride of the Nile.
With your sisters you grant to mankind those gifts
that bring precious peace to our minds; above all
you take from us the fear of want and bestow
on us the comfort of having enough. Goddess,
blessed Euthenia, friend of humanity,
patron of those who strive and those who struggle,
you who are so good and so kind to those in need,
you who rewards hard work with prosperity,
you whose mercy and compassion are known to all,
Euthenia, giver of contentment and repose,
generous provider of opportunity,
granter of abundance, I call to you.
Prayer to Euthenia for Abundance
I pray to you, Euthenia, rich-tressed daughter
of Hephaistos and fair Aglaia, goddess
who grants the gift of abundance, that treasure
of certainty desired by all. I call to you,
Euthenia; I ask your favor. I pray to you
that we never hunger, that we never thirst,
that we ever have enough. I pray to you,
O goddess, free us from the fear of want,
grant to us the comfort of sufficiency.
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