Invocation of Isis
I, Isis, am all that hath been that is or shall be,
I, who made light from my feathers, The wind from my wings,
No mortal man ever hath me unveiled! - Until now.
In this piece of text, the goddess Isis is described as the creator. She is believed to have created everything on Earth such as light and wind. As the creator, her face has never been seen my mortal men.
Prayer to Osiris
Exalted art thou on thy throne,
O Osiris! Thou hast heard fair things,
O Osiris! Thy strength is vigorous,
O Osiris! Thy head is fastened on thy body,
O Osiris! Thy neck is made firm,
O Osiris! Thy heart is glad,
O Osiris! Thy speech is made effective,
O Osiris! Thy princess rejoice
Thou art established the Bull in Amentet.
Thy son Horus hath ascended
thy throne, and all life is with him.
Millions of years minister unto him,
and millions of years hold him in fear.
The company of the Gods are his servants,
and they hold him in fear.
The god Tem, the Governor,
the only One among the gods,
hath spoken, and his word passeth not away.
In this prayer, Osiris, the god of the underworld, is praised for his greatness and his physical and spiritual characteristics. This prayer was meant especially for the worship of Osiris during spiritual celebrations such as rituals.
We grow from the Earth
And we share Her fruits.
We fly with bright wings
And we reach the stars.
We are Immortal with all that is.
In this passage, the ancient Egyptians worship Isis in this creed. They proclaim that they are the followers and disciples of Isis as they recite this prayer, while offering worship to her.
Holy Isis, Holy Osiris;
We give you thanks
that your Love, Beauty and Truth
Are manifest with Power and Peace
throughout all spheres,
within all beings,
and we accept your Blessing now,
in Mind and Heart.
This prayer is one of thanksgiving and perhaps of blessing. Again we see that Osiris and Isis were important to the ancient Egyptians during spiritual prayer and ritual. (E Sanchez)
The prayer to the Goddess Nut found
on the lids of New Kingdom coffins: "O my
mother Nut, spread yourself over me, so that I may be placed among the
imperishable stars and may never die." Through this prayer, placed on most
18th dynasty coffins, was to the goddess nut to reassure their place
in the afterlife forever. Many pharaohs feared being forgotten after they died. This prayer was at the entrence of Hayshepsut’s
tomb “that her name might remain enduring in this temple forever and ever” She feared that she would be
forgotten by the people soon after she died. In result, they would steal her
stuff or take down her tomb completely. The natural ingredients used for
medicine were only as useful as the words spoken along with them. Most of the priest healing powers were
all in the prayer they would say while they put the natural ingredients on them.
The entirety of the priest job was in order to satisfy the patient was to
recite the prayer perfectly and put on the ointment smoothly not actually do
something that could heal them. "Now the gods and goddesses of
the land are rejoicing in their hearts...the provinces all rejoice and
celebrate throughout this whole land because good has come back into existence.” Through Tutankhamen’s resurrection
of polytheism, he was worshiped and praised for restoring the only ways of Egypt . He was
said to have please and been liked by all the gods and goddess for worshiping
them again. (J Lazarus)
(Attachment by Z. Cutrer)