Prayers & Devotions to Bast
Blessed are my feet which walk the path of Bastet.
Blessed are my knees that kneel at the sacred altar.
Blessed be my heart that beats the drum of compassion.
Blessed be my lips that they may speak the truth.
Blessed be my eyes, so that they may see the wisdom of Bastet.
May the love of Bastet be in and around me as I begin my journey through life this day.
So mote it be!
Oh, Bastet, Queen of Cats, Lady of Love and Pleasure, I offer you my humble thanks for all that you have granted unto me. Continue to share with me your strength and your fire. Lend me your understanding, show me your wisdom. Give me the courage to be all that I can be, and the ability to know myself as you know me. May I take with me from this Temple a feeling of peace that will be with me in the days and weeks to come. May I feel enlivened and liberated from all care. May you please help me strengthen my relationship with you, with love, unity, and grace. I ask this in your name, Bastet, Lady of Ankhtawy, Lady of Asheru, Ruler of All. Amen.
O blessed Bastet,
Lend me health, strength, and love,
During this coming day.
Assist me with the challenges ahead.
Share your wisdom.
Teach me to respect all things.
Remind me that the greatest power of all is love.
Beloved Bastet, Mistress of Happiness and Bounty, slay the evil that afflicts my mind as you slay all other forms of evil. With your graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the Children of Light (Cats). Grant me the joy of song and dance, and ever watch over me in the lonely places I must walk. Amen.
Beloved Bast, mistress of happiness and bounty, slay the evil that afflicts our minds. With your graceful stealth anticipate the moves of all who perpetrate cruelties and stay their hands against the children of light. Grant us the joy of song and dance, and ever watch over us in the lonely places in which we must walk. Amen.
Prayer Before Meals
O great Bastet,
I know partake of the fertility of the Earth.
Bless this food with your love.
Prayer Before Sleep
O blessed Bastet,
I now enter the realm of dreams.
Weave now, if you will, a web of protective light around me.
Guard both my sleeping form and my spirit.
Watch over me
Until the sun once again
Rules the Earth.
O blessed Bastet,
Be with me through the night.
Thanks for an Answered Prayer
What no human ear could hear, you heard.
What no human eye could see, you saw.
What no human could bear, you transformed.
What no human hand could do, you did.
What no human power could change, you changed.
Goddess of love; Goddess omnipotent;
You through whom all power flows;
Source of all;
Queen of the cosmos;
Creatrix of the universe;
Accept this humble token of thanks
from your devotee (Follower, servant, whatever term you prefer)
Who has spoken
And who has been heard.
Now, on your shrine, place an offering in thanks.
Hail Bastet, full of grace,
I rejoice with thee!
Blessed art thou,
Serene and wild,
And blessed art thy loving green-eyes children!
Holy Bastet, cosmic dancer,
May your joyful music fill my heart and soul.
Be with me now and always.
Oh Bastet, Queen of All Cats, I bring you offerings as symbols of my love and respect. I offer food to the Great Goddess in your temple. I offer drink to the Cat of the Heavens. I offer incense to the Gentle Cat. I offer love to the Great, Almighty Cat Goddess Bastet. Amen
Cat Healing Prayer
Bastet, Full of Beauty and Grace,
Protectress of the Feline race,
Shield [Cat's Name] from all hurt and harm,
Always keep [him/her] safe and warm.
Watch over [Cat's Name] each and every day,
Guide [him/her] home, if [he/she] should ever stray.
Grant [him/her] great happiness
And a good life free of strife and stress.
Prayers for a Deceased Cat
You have crossed over now,
into the spirit realm.
May you walk with Bastet,
and I will see you again some day.
Bastet, we give you back your child.
Noble, regal, honorable cat.
Watch over him/her, and guide him/her on his/her way
to the spirit world.
May he/she be blessed in your name,
and hunt ever after beside you.
Temple of Bast