Prayer for empowering a God-Image
O Netjer (Deity) I inhale Your fragrance,
The god-making scent, the myrrh You
Inhabit in Your beauty, granting revival
To the senses and pleasure to the flesh!
You are seen, and You are unseen,
But known to all living creatures is
The breath of life, which You bestowed in
Your myriad forms.
Golden, I summon forms upon forms upon
Forms, my eyes seeking the Falcon of Gold
Who was with Nun in the secret beginning.
My hands can give birth like Nuit of the Stars,
My fingers, as artisan, can open the doors of
Heaven to receive the sekhem.
O Netjer I behold Your power, Your essence,
Your golden Ba, the visage like the
Falcon, Whose dazzling plumage fills
The firmament with lapis lazuli and
You are the shining countenance of gold,
You are the deep blue lapis of the beginning,
You are the green malachite mound of the
First Occasion, Tatenen.
Now, O Netjeru (Gods), I summon You to
listen, for I am as the Great Director of
Craftsmen, with the power of Ptah in all
I give form to the formless, breath to the
Breathless, and a new beginning to the
Inert substances of the Earth.
I summon the radiance of the Sun-God
I summon the indestructible Ba of Atum
As gold, and the inexhaustible renewal of
Ra as lapis lazuli!
These are Your divine embodiments,
O Netjer, Whose forms are numberless,
Whose powers emanate in the infinite
Gods, Whose source is unknown and
Whose beginning is secret.
I have opened Your powers in these substances
Of Earth, and the Doors of Heaven in these
Metals of Heaven.
May this image open Heaven and renew the
Earth, for millions of millions of years!
- Prayer for empowering a God-image By Ptahmassu Nofra-Uaa