Please note: all of our prayers are optional. The following are some suggestions and ideas for morning prayer known as the Aurora Rite. It is in honor of the Holy Daughter, Janah, Whose Time of Day is Dawn.
For many of us, time is limited, but prayers are not. Neither are prayers limited to the home shrine. We may pray anywhere, any time. For example, the Janati may be greeted and a rosary prayed while driving to work. A brief prayer may be silently prayed, any time. During break or lunch, it doesn’t matter where we are, we can always offer a moment to Dea during our day.
Every form of prayer is fine. An hymn, a chant or even speaking to Dea in our own words. What is important is that we greet the Janati every day and raise our minds and hearts to Dea. In the Janite Tradition, we pray three times a day beginning with Aurora.
Keep in mind, all is optional:
AURORA RITE (in honor of the Holy Daughter, Janah (Janah Sophia).
In the morning, light candles and incense, if desired. (We veil during formal prayer and liturgy. The veil may be a mantilla or chapel veil, scarf, kerchief, etc.)
To see how to trace the Fora see: How to Trace the Fora.
Trace the Fora upon yourself while saying:
In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and the Great Mother. Blessed is She.
Blessed is Our Mother God, the Holy One,
She Who is Mari, (Mari Sophia)
She Who is Janah, (Janah Sophia)
She Who is Mysteria,
Blessed is She.
Face East, trace the Fora in the air:
O, Sai Sushuri Grace, Guardian of East and Water, may there be peace, be with us. Blessed are you. Bow.
Face South, trace the Fora in the air and say:
O, Sai Vikhe , Guardian of South and Fire, may there be peace, be with us. Blessed are you. Bow.
Face West, trace the Fora in the air and say:
O, Sai Thema, Guardian of West and Earth, may there be peace, be with us. Blessed are you. Bow.
Face North, trace the Fora and say:
O, Sai Mati Sage, Guardian of North and Air, may there be peace, be with us. Blessed are you. Bow.
Face East again (for Center), trace the Fora in the air and say:
O, Sai Theia, Sai Candre’ and Sai Rhea, Guardians of Center and Spirit, may there be peace, be with us. Blessed are you. Bow.
The following are ideas and suggestions for Aurora, which is the Time of the Holy Daughter. Devotees may choose what resonates with them or they may choose their own prayers.
Rosary prayer: Hail Janah, Fountain of Grace, Glory be to Thee. Blessed art Thou, O, Divine Queen of Heaven and blessed are Thou, O, Guiding Star of Hope.
Chant: Ave, Janah, Columbina Gratia, Gloria Plena.
Hail, Janah (Sophia), Dove of Grace, Full of Glory.
Daughter of Light, that reigns as Queen of Heaven, all praise and honor we joyfully give to You. Give us to learn that You are by our side in every act that we make. Teach us obedience and humility and joy of heart that comes of self-forgetting. Help us to be clear mirrors of Your Love; reflecting all the beauty of the world; for beauty is the echo of Eternity. Fix our hearts on the Eternal and let us not be turned from You by transient things. Rescue us from the hands of darkness that we may serve You with all our being here and in Your bright Eternity. Blessed are You. (From the Madrian.)
Litany of the Holy Daughter. Litany
Always end with:
The Prayer of Eternity
Eternal is the Light of the Mother.
Eternal is the Love of the Daughter.
Eternal is the Life of the Great Mother.
Glorious is Eternity of Dea.
Let us bless the Queen of Heaven.
Blessed is She.
Let us thank the Seven Janati of Power.
Thanks be to the Seven Janati.
Trace the Fora upon yourself and say: In the Name of the Mother, and of the Daughter, and the Great Mother. Blessed is She.