Awakening Prayer for Kheper-Ra
by Sobekemiti, 18/8/2012
Awake in peace, You who have come as Kheper-Ra
Hail to You, Kheper-Ra, Creator of the Gods.
Awake, awake, You who have come as Kheper-Ra,
The baboons joyously greet You.
Rise to greet us, Great Kheper-Ra!
The world rises to kiss the face of Ra,
Ra is on His Horizon,
You rise up in the sky,
illumining Your mother Nut,
You are seated on Your throne as the King of the Gods.
Your mother Nut stretches out Her hands, and offers henu,
Ma’at embraces You with Her arms.
Awake, awake, Great Kheper-Ra,
And be at peace with me.
Let me gaze on Your beauties.
Let me journey above the earth.
Let me behold set at the stern, with His spear bloodied and the serpent slain.
Let me slit asunder the serpent-fiend Sebau.
Let me destroy the serpent at the moment of his greatest power.
Let me behold Heru when He is in charge of the rudder of the Sun Barque,
with Djehuty and Ma’at on each side of Him.
Awake, awake in peace, sweet Kheper-Ra,
Grant to me a view of the Aten, and a sight of Iah unfailingly each day.
This is a modified version of the hymn of praise to Ra in the early morning that can be found here: http://realhistoryww.com/world_history/ancient/Misc/Egypt/p_Ra.htm
I wanted a morning prayer for Kheper-Ra for a Graeco-Kemetic daily rite I’m piecing together, and I plan to write another for Temu-Ra for the evening prayers as well. I’ll throw the whole rite up here once I’m done with it and release it into the wild.