Iseum of the Divine Isis Within
Temple of Isis at Philae
Isis, Isis, Isis…..
Walking into the Temple of Isis at Philae, where the walls breathe and expand and envelop the hearts of those who come to walk where they once did in lifetimes past.
That was now.
This is then.
Below you’ll find both the English translation and the Kemetic/Ancient Egyptian translation of the Morning Prayer of Awakening, by Padiusiri
** Both versions From The Mysteries of Isis: Her Worship and Magick by deTraci Regula (St. Paul, MN: Llewellyn, 1995), pp. 4.
Prayer of Awakening
Awake, awake, awake, Awake in peace, Lady of Peace.
Rise thou in peace, Rise thou in beauty.
Goddess of Life, Beautiful in heaven, Heaven is in peace.
Earth is in peace. O Goddess, Daughter of Nut,
Daughter of Geb, Beloved of Osiris, Goddess rich in names!
All praise to You. All praise to You.
I adore You. I adore You,
Kemetic Prayer of Awakening
Nehes, nehes, nehes, Nehes em hotep, Nehes em neferu, Nebet hotepet.
Weben em hotep, Weben em nefuru, Nutjert en Ankh, Nefer em pet!
Pet em hotep, Ta em hotep.
Nutjert sat Nut Sat Geb, Merit Ausar, Nutjert asha renu!
Anekh hrak. Anekh hrak.
Tu a atu. Tu a atu.
When I was studying to become an ordained Priestess of Isis, I wanted to memorize the Kemetic version….it just spoke to me in such a different way. I read through it each morning and it wasn’t too long that it began to come with a melody. When we’re children, melody is one of the ways we learn something that might be challenging to remember, like the ABC’s or days of the week. I felt it was the mothering wisdom of Isis helping me and guiding me.
My greatest joy is singing this to her each morning and I’m including it here for you to use as you wish. There’s also a wordless version on my CD Bentreshyt: Harp of Joy.
May you awaken the Goddess in peace and beauty!