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Prayers and Psalms

Lately, I have been working a lot with prayer and praying. One of the main ways that I have been working with is by reading psalms on a daily basis. I have been exploring Psalms that can be read for different purposes, such as money, love, and luck, but also psalms that can be read and prayed every day for blessings and spiritual guidance and favor.

The book that has been helping me with this is Secrets of the Psalms by Godfrey Selig. It describes practical spiritual workings with the psalms, as well as identifying which psalms that can be worked with from Jewish spiritual practices.

To help me with this, I made a list of Psalms grouped by the purpose identifed by Mr. Selig. I figured I would share this list with my blog

Psalm 1
Psalm 19
Psalm 101 – to aid in becoming pregnant
Psalm 102 – to aid in becoming pregnant
Psalm 126 – to protect children from being taken from you
Psalm 127 – protect newborns
Psalm 128 – protection of pregnant women

Calm a storm at sea

Psalm 2
Psalm 21
Psalm 64

for Luck

Psalm 4
Psalm 57
Psalm 61 – in the home
Psalm 62 – holy blessings
Psalm 65 – fortunate in all undertakings
Psalm 72 – favor and grace from all people
Psalm 86 – promotes the welfare of community
Psalm 87
Psalm 88
Psalm 92 – to gain high honors and ever-increasing good fortune
Psalm112 – increase in might and power

for courtcase

Psalm 5
Psalm 7
Psalm 20
Psalm 35
Psalm 38(with 39)
Psalm 39(with 38)
Psalm 93
Psalm 119 Lamed
Psalm 119 Tzaddi
Psalm 120

Prosper/Success in Business

Psalm 5 – prayed daily
Psalm 8
Psalm 82
Psalm 108
Psalm 114

For overcoming crossed conditions and enemies

Psalm 7
Psalm 41
Psalm 43
Psalm 48
Psalm 53
Psalm 54
Psalm 55
Psalm 63 – from business partners
Psalm 70
Psalm 74
Psalm 75 – forgiveness of sins
Psalm 79
Psalm 94
Psalm 100
Psalm 109
Psalm 110
Psalm 111
Psalm 113
Psalm 115 – for winning disputes with people
Psalm 118 – for silencing contrary people
Psalm 119 Zain – removal from evil situations without harm or loss

Aiding children

Psalm 9
Psalm 33

Overcome an evil spirit

Psalm 10
Psalm 19
Psalm 29
Psalm 40
Psalm 59
Psalm 66
Psalm 68
Psalm 90
Psalm 95 – for others who in need to cast off evil
Psalm 101 (with Psalm 68)
Psalm 104
Psalm 131 – overcome evil spirit of pride
Psalm 145

To overcome fear and stop persecution

Psalm 11 – prayed daily
Psalm 12
Psalm 28
Psalm 44
Psalm 141 – overcome heartfelt fears

Protection from injury and Death

Psalm 13
Psalm 18 – from robbery
Psalm 20
Psalm 24
Psalm 25
Psalm 26
Psalm 50
Psalm 58 – dog attacks
Psalm 60 – protects soldiers
Psalm 73 – protection while traveling in foreign country
Psalm 76 – from fire or water
Psalm 77 – want or danger
Psalm 83 – in war
Psalm 90 – wild animals
Psalm 91
Psalm 116 – protection from violent or sudden death
Psalm 119 Nun – protection while traveling
Psalm 120 – protection from poisonous animals
Psalm 121 – while traveling at night
Psalm 124 – journey by or over water
Psalm 125 – journey through country with many enemies
Psalm 130 – while conducting business in a dangerous or besieged city
Psalm 148 – protects from loss by fire
Psalm 149 – protects by loss from fire (prayed with 148)

Stopping slander/gossip

Psalm 14
Psalm 31
Psalm 36
Psalm 52

Against mental disturbance/depression/mental illness

Psalm 15
Psalm 56 – against desires to commit sin
Psalm 69 – overcome overwhelming physical desires
Psalm 80
Psalm 81
Psalm 117 – for having broken a vow or promise
Psalm 119 He – refrain from committing evil
Psalm 119 Zain – recovery from depression
Psalm 132 – to help in keeping vows and promises
Psalm 137 – root out even the deepest hate or malice

To find a thief

Psalm 16

Turn sorrow into joy

Psalm 16 – prayed daily
Psalm 96 – brings joy to family
Psalm 97 – brings joy to family
Psalm 98 – bring peace and unity between families

Protection from evil

Psalm 17
Psalm 22
Psalm 30
Psalm 91

Healing sick

Psalm 2 – headache
Psalm 3 – headache, backache
Psalm 6 – disease of the eye
Psalm 18
Psalm 49
Psalm 50
Psalm 67
Psalm 84 – foul odor
Psalm 89
Psalm 91
Psalm 105 – healing fever
Psalm 106 – healing fever
Psalm 107 – healing fever
Psalm 119 Aleph – healing a person whose limbs shake
Psalm 119 Gimel – healing the right eye
Psalm 119 Daleth – healing the left eye
Psalm 119 Cheth – relief from pain in the upper body
Psalm 119 Teth – relief from pain in hips or liver or kidneys
Psalm 119 Caph – healing of open sore or boil
Psalm 119 Mem – healing of pain/paralysis of right arm or hand
Psalm 119 Ain – healing and pain/paralysis of left arm or hand
Psalm 119 Pe – healing of boil or swelling on left side of face
Psalm 119 Koph – healing of left leg
Psalm 119 Resh – healing of injury in right ear
Psalm 119 Schin – headache
Psalm 119 Tau – healing of injury in the left ear
Psalm 142 – cures pain in thighs
Psalm 143 cures pain in arms
Psalm 144 – to speed recovery of broken arm
Psalm 146 – to recover from wounds from weapons
Psalm 147 – to recover from wounds from poisonous animals

Help in learning

Psalm 19
Psalm 119 beth
Psalm 134

Petitions to Authority

Psalm 21
Psalm 34
Psalm 78
Psalm 119 Samech
Psalm 122

Receive True Dreams

Psalm 23
Psalm 42

Release from Prison

Psalm 26
Psalm 68
Psalm 71
Psalm 89

Receive Hospitality

Psalm 27

Receive Love, grace, mercy

Psalm 32
Psalm 47
Psalm 51
Psalm 85 – reconcile with a friend
Psalm 111 – acquire friends
Psalm 119 Vau – make servants/employees easy, agreeable, and willing
Psalm 123 – return of servant or journeyman
Psalm 133 – keep and gain friends
Psalm 138 – produce love and friendship


Psalm 37

Peace between married couple

Psalm 45
Psalm 46
Psalm 139 – preserve and increase love among married people
Psalm 140 – remove enmity between married people

For Devotion/Pious

Psalm 99
Psalm 119 Jod
Psalm 129
Psalm135 – for sincere repentance and to become more closely united with God
Psalm 136 – for penitent confession
Psalm 150 – praise when petitions and prayers to God are answered

Make a Wish

Most reader of this blog will probably be familiar with various simple rites for making wishes, or as I like to call it, “wish-craft”. The most familiar one may be that process of making a wish by blowing out the candles on a birthday cake, a common practice among many Americans.
However, waiting for your birthday is a long time to wait for a making a wish, especially if you have a pressing desire that you would like to wish for right now. That is of course why many other methods of making wishes have sprung up over time.
A less familiar but very memorable method is making a wish on a star. I am familiar with four methods of doing this. One involves an old nursery rhyme that goes as follows:

Star Light, Star Bright,
The first star I see tonight.
I wish I may, I wish I might,
have the wish I wish tonight”

At the end of the poem, you then make a wish.

Another method involves wishing on a shooting or falling star. AS this is an uncommon occurrence, you need to assiduously watch the evening sky when you might see a falling star or shooting star. When you do see one, make a wish with all your heart and will.

The third method I know is finding your lucky wishing star. The method I was taught as kid was to close your eyes and spin around three times while under the night sky. When you open your eyes, you look up, and the first star you can see is your lucky wishing star. You can make a wish on that star any time you see it, and it will come true. My wishing star is usually only visible during the months of October to about February.

The last method of wishing on a star I know of I learned from a book of chinese folklore. It is said that you offer prayers and incense to the North Star for 100 days, the North Star will grant your wish.

Of course, there are more earthly ways of making wishes as well. A good many methods rely on the use of herbs to make wishes. A common method with many variables is carrying around an odd number of seeds or beans in a flannel bag for 7 to 9 days. Each bean is used to make a wish. You can either repeat the same wish over and over, or have a laundry list of different wishes. Usually the best number is an odd number, but you might want to limit yourself to only thirteen beans. Carry those beans around for 9 days. You might keep reciiting your wishes over the beans for the 9 day period. On the 9th day, take you beans to A source of running water and drop them in while reciting a prayer or your wishes, and walk away without looking back, knowing that your wishes will be granted. Some beans that you can use are Mojo or Fava beans for all kind of wish. You can use a seed known as Job’s Tears in this rite, but you can make only one wish, and you use 7 jobs tears that you carry around for seven days. It is said that within 7 days after you deposit the job’s tears into the running water, your wish will come true.

If you looking to make a wish specifically for love, you can perform this same rite using a special bean known as Tonka Beans. These beans are a pleasant vanilla-like odor which symbolizes their usefulness in magic of love and romance. Just do as before with the Tonka beans, and when you go to dispose of them in running water call out your wishes in “The Name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit” and walk away and your love wishes will be granted in 7 days.
A very simple rite for making wish involves using sandalwood. While you could purchase some sandalwood incense cones or sticks, the most traditional method involves putting sandalwood powder onto a burning charcoal. As the sandalwood smoulders, you place your wish, written down on a piece of paper, on to the bed of smouldering powder. This could easily be adapted to sandalwood sticks, perhaps using three or seven or nine sticks, and holding your wish in the rising smoke. You might also recite your wish out loud as you do so. Hold you wish in the smoke until the sticks extinguish. Then take the paper and cut it into small pieces and take it to a crossroads and release it like confetti, so it can reach out into the all the parts of the world to fulfill your wish.

A slightly more complicated wishing ritual involves laying out a circle of nine candles. Depending upon what you your wish is for you will want to either use white candles, red candles, or black candles. White candles are using for making wishes for good things, like blessings, protection, healing, spiritual pursuits, peace, and breaking curses. Red candles are for their that are neither good or evil, like money drawing, job getting, love and romance, driving off enemies without hurting them. Black candles are used for wishes to harm or curse, reverse evil, break apart friends and couples, and other evil acts. Make the circle of 9 candles, and stand in the middle of it and make your wish out loud while facing to the east.

As in many wishing rites, once you make your wish, don’t share it with others, as it won’t come true.

Happy Wishing!

Cup of Runes

One of my favorite tricks is to place runes on a drinking cup, disposable or reusable, as way to incorporate helpful magic into a daily action. I actually came up with this trick during my college years, as a way to help with study, research, and paper writing. It is a great way to turn any liquid into the mead of inspiration.

Items you will need:

A cup or mug (in college mine was solid insulated large plastic mug, with a snap on lid)
A red marker or sharpie

clear adhesive tape
red enamel or paint
paint brush
home made stencil

I highly recommend that you choose the runes you wish to place on the mug. You can choose based upon meaning or symbolism, or by asking the runes for their suggestions. If you can write directly on the cup, just take the marker and write directly on the cup. If you decide to repeat the rune combination, traditional numbers of 3, 8, or 9 are recommended, but you can use any number combination you want. You can also write out each rune separately, or create a bind rune incorporating all of runes, which also be placed singly or in repetition across the mug.

If the mug you choose is not one you can write directly on (finished ceramic, glass, horn, finished wood etc…) you do have options on how to get the runes on there. You could place the runes on a piece of paper, which you affix to the bottom of the cup (at least, that is where I would put it) using clear tape, which you could use to cover the paper completely, thus sealing pretty well to the mug. You could also paint the runes on, using a paint that would be difficult to remove from the item, like long lasting enamel, or creating a stencil of the runes; you could even spray paint them on, very carefully if you wanted.

You may notice that I indicate red as the color to use. This is a historical shade (in the ancient past it would have been blood or red ochre). You can use other shades, but from my experience, using red produces the best results.

As far as suggestions for what runes to use, there are a lot of possibilities. From a certain perspective, you could use the ALU formula, often considered to be alerunes or olruna. Ale-runes are often considered to be runes of spiritual power and protection, and potentially also for inspiration. This is a formula that appears often in runic inscriptions and is often considered to be magical. If you consider the runes of the formula A – Aesc L – Laguz and U – Uruz, it is a formula with great potential, as well as the word together ALU, suggesting ale (a type of alcohol, comparable to beer or mead) it also ties to the mead of inspiration. I also think you could use a variant OLU (Oss, Laguz, and Uruz) for similar purpose.