Last weekend it was the Druid Gorsedd and I spent a couple of days in the countryside around Bath with other Druid grade folks finding out more about the tutelary goddess of the area, Sul; or as the Romans called her, Sulis Minerva. I had a fantastic time as always and will be sharing a bit of it with you in the next few days.
In the meantime, here is a Prayer to Sul that we adapted to use in our Ritual.
Sul, Lady of Light and Living Water;
Oh Most Sacred Majesty of Wisdom and Healing;
I pray for your blessings from below as you rise on high
Fire on the water
Grant me the eloquence to speak truly and from the heart;
Bring your protection and comforting flame unto my family, friends and all those without direction.
Grant me comfort and success in all my endeavours,
To glorify learning and wisdom, to protect the world and the waters that are yours.
As the serpent rises from below
And as the fountain springs from below
Let my understanding come form the deep place that is yours alone
As the owl hunts its prey
As it flies on silent wing
Keep me free from the vermin of darkness, doubt and decay
That would hinder my purpose
Sul, bright eyed goddess of Shining Waters
Bringer of Order before whom all are equal, Culture Bearer
Grant me good counsel
Let your flame be always in my heart
A focus of devotion, freeing me from vexation and uncertainty
All this in your name.
A Prayer to Sulis Minerva by Michael Small with help from Brian Walsh (2003)