Threshold Invocation for Lughnasadh
from A Celtic Devotional: Daily Prayers and Blessings, by Caitlín Matthews
To be spoken at the front door of the home on the eve of Lughnasadh (July 31), in the evening:
Lady of the Land, open the door,
Lord of the Forest, come you in.
Let there be welcome to the bountiful compassion,
Let there be welcome to the Autumn of the Year.
In fruit and grain you are traveling,
In ferment and bread you will arrive.
May the blessed time of Lughnasadh
Nourish the soul of all beings,
Bringing love and healing to all hurts.
From the heights to the depths,
From the depths to the heights,
To the wounds of every soul.
May you harvest only blessings.
May you never hunger. May you never thirst.