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Hymns and Prayers to the Morninglord
Part V: Nevermore prayers

Reflection Prayer
The tide of the Night and darkness sway and corrupts; false impressions spread; appearing as reality for those that do not Walk the Light.
The fog is thick; it easily sticks and becomes comparable to Lake Zarovich's murky waters,
Confusion misleads from the truth, a deterrent from reality causing unnecessary stumbling blocks in the road.
The darkness tries to put out the light but your Light oh Morninglord, shines bright in the darkest night.
Thank You Morninglord. 
You are victorious! 
You will not fail us as your plan will be accomplished no matter what the circumstance.


Though darkness travels, it will fail. 
Your Light oh Bringer of Dawn, it will sail.
The immediate is seen, the future unseen, differences in between; all is in your hands, Oh Morninglord. 
Thank You for Your Love and Grace,
Thank You for Your Hope and Succor,
Nothing compares to You. 
Your will shall be done.
In Your Name, 

Praise the Dawn!

A Shining Path
Shine Your light where my foot will tread,
to wake me when my eyes take rest,
light the way for sword and heart
to follow where You think is best -

Lend me Your strength in times of need;
in darkness, with my heart in chains -
Your light still shines across the sea
and I forget my earthly pains.

Prayer for Sun
Oh Morninglord,
Shine Your light where my foot will tread,
to wake me when my eyes take rest,
light the way for sword and heart
to follow where You think is best -

Lend me Your strength in times of need;
in darkness, with my heart in chains -
Your light still shines across the lake
and I forget my earthly pains.


Nevermore Night Adoration
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.


Nevermore Night Supplication
Grant me, O Morninglord, a mind to know you,
A heart to seek you,
Wisdom to find you,
Conduct pleasing to you,
Faithful perseverance in toiling for you,
And a hope of finally embracing you.

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Hymns and Prayers to the Morninglord
Part IV: Prayers of Slaying

Slayer's Prayer
Lord of the Morning, 
Savior of the Light,
Hear me, I beg.
I kneel before thee, 
here in Your Home, 
Light on my Face, and Fire in my heart,
I do not Squint looking straight at the the Sun,
I am not blinded by fear, 

Oh Morninglord, show Me Your Light,
Guide My Stake!
Shine my Path!
Help me Cleanse the Darkness in their Hearts,
So They May See a New Dawn,
For in the Dawn there is Life again,
For in the Dawn beauty reigns 
And the Way is clearer,
for it dispels uncertainty, 
fostering the hope of renewal. 
It quells fear and its darkness recoils; 
For the Morninglord's radiance has come home once more.

Praise the Dawn!


Prayer against Undead
Morninglord, Watcher of the Dawn, Lord of Life, grant me your beacon of holy Sun and turn these wretched abominations from your Light!
Demon of darkness! In the name of the Morninglord, I command you to leave this place!


Praise of High Sun
Oh Morninglord,
I offer thanks for keeping me safe throughout the morning hours, and as the sun rises high at this midday hour I thank You for Your unfaltering light and unwavering love.


Grant me the strength to see the rest of this day to a safe conclusion, giving power to my voice that I may sing Your Praises, and potency to my weapon that I may vanquish Our enemies in Your Name.

Prayer of Slaying
Loving Father. Wise Uncle. Protective Guardian. Font of Wisdom. Morning Dawn.

Morninglord.

A prayer for the unrighteous. 
A prayer for the sinners. 
A prayer for men with dark hearts. 
A prayer for men with dark souls. 
A prayer for the unrepentant. 
A prayer for every soul which laments it's fate in the Shadows of Death. 
A prayer for the damned.

May they Find Forgiveness in Your Light,

Oh Morninglord, hear my prayer. 
I condemn this abomination! 
This creature of the Undeath, 

Oh Morninglord, in your Name, 
A New Dawn comes, 
From Ashes to Dust, 
From death, to life, 
My stake, it will Lay the Drinker to Eternal rest.

Praise the New Dawn!

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Hymns and Prayers to the Morninglord
Part III: Prayers for Dusk & Birth and Death

Sunset Prayer
Oh Morninglord, hear my thanks at the setting of the sun,
for you have bathed me in Your Glorious Light
since the day began,
and given me the will and strength to do Your bidding.

Forgive me for my shortcomings as I humbly ask
that You remain with me through the coming night,
watching over me in the hours of darkness
that I may wake refreshed with hope and courage
to begin Your work anew in the dawn to come.

Nevermore Night Adoration
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.


Nevermore Night Supplication
Grant me, O Morninglord, a mind to know you,
A heart to seek you,
Wisdom to find you,
Conduct pleasing to you,
Faithful perseverance in toiling for you,
And a hope of finally embracing you.

Prayer for Birth
Bringer of the Dawn and of Life itself, bless this new Life as it enters this World. Guard this new Life as it begins its journey under your bright Sun. Guide this Life as it walks in your Warmth and Light from this day forth.

Death Prayer
O Dawn master, support this soul in her last hour by the strong arms of Thy Brightness and the fragrance of Thy consolations. Let Thy Shining Mercy pour over her and let Thy own body be her food, and Thy blood her sprinkling; and let Thy glorious Chanticleer and our own dear patrons smile on me, that in and through them all she may die as we desire to live, in Thy Arms, in Thy faith and in Thy love.

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Hymns and Prayers to the Morninglord
Part II: Prayers of Dawn, continued

A Dawn Prayer
The sun washes over the Land
And the remainder of the Night is gone
As if in greeting It caresses us with his Warm Hand,
And the song of Hopes blends with the Morning breeze with the refrain of the New Dawn.


Morning Sun awake from Night
Morning Sun awake from night
Blessing from Your Power’s might
The corner of my bed holds tight
Wishing to keep out the light
But where glory’s providence be
Let me be held by rays of Thee.
Fly away stars, wishing is gone
Prayer is might, ever so strong
The break of dawn brings the day
When the clouds are cascaded away
Let not one tremble of fear be shown
The warmth of Your light prevails: chill, “BE GONE!”
Happiness shall reign with thee
All sovereign above the trees.

Morning Has Broken
Morning has broken
Like the first morning,
Blackbird has spoken
Like the first bird.
Praise for the singing!
Praise for the morning!
Praise for them, springing
Fresh from the Word!

Sweet the rains new fall
Sunlit from heaven,
Like the first dew fall
On the first grass.
Praise for the sweetness
Of the wet garden,
Sprung in completeness
Where His feet Pass.

Mine is the sunlight!
Mine is the morning,
Born of the one light
Martyn saw play!
Praise with elation,
Praise every morning,
Morninglords re – creation
Of the new day!


Song of Dawn
Dawn approaches, lift your eyes,
look above to light-streaked skies.
Raise your hands in thanks and praise,
to greet the new day's first sunrays.

Praise The Dawnbringer, show your love,
give your thanks that up above
He banishes darkness for our sake,
that we in love His hand will take.

Warming, cheering, cleansing light,
spreading slowly, spreading bright,
we take heart from each new morn,
Thank the Morninglord for for this dawn.

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Hymns and Prayers to the Morninglord
Part I: Prayers of Dawn

Morning Praise
Beloved Dawnbringer, I thank you for this new day,
filled as ever with Your light and love.
Guide me to use it wisely in Your service,
keeping my steps on the sacred path,
which You illuminate so clearly for those who will but open their eyes.


Guide me to those who need my help,
whether in word or deed.
Grant us the courage and patience to give aid,
to end misery and pain and to seek and stamp out the evil of this world.
Let each act be undertaken in Your Name and be the herald of a new beginning. 

Greeting of Dawn
For each new morning with its light,
For rest and shelter of the night,
For health and food,
For love and friends,
For everything Thy goodness sends.

 

Salutation to the Dawn
Listen to the Exhortation of the Dawn! Look to this Day! For it is Life, the very Life of Life. In its brief course lie all the Verities and realities of your Existence. The Bliss of Growth, The Glory of Action, The Splendor of Beauty; For Yesterday is but a Dream, And Tomorrow is only a Vision; But Today well lived makes Every Yesterday a Dream of Happiness, And every Tomorrow a Vision of Hope. Look well therefore to this Day! Such is the Salutation of the Dawn!
Morninglord Prayer to the Dawn
Mighty Morninglord, your light is born for us and the dawn is given to us. 
Your eternal Word leaped down from heaven in the silent watches of the night, 
and now your Church is filled with wonder at the nearness of the light. 
Open our hearts to receive your light and increase our vision with the rising of the dawn, 
that our lives may be filled with your glory and peace.

 

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Epistles to Home
A way to tell your character's story in epistolary format.

In our Return to Ravenloft campaign, we want to introduce the epistolary into the game as a means of telling a story, as it is so often used in Gothic fiction. This forum is for use in creating these epistolary stories in conjunction with your role-playing on the chat and on adventures. Diary entries, journals, and of course letters, to NPCs and PCs both, qualify. The Lamplighters introduced the printing press, so pamphlets, newsletters, and clippings can be used as well. There's even an enterprising tinker gnome from Krynn named Gaterwondak Wegrecks that is trying to master what he calls a "telegram" though he has not yet had much success…

See Correspondence in Ravenloft for more information.

Simply make a new adventure log post, with a title describing the epistolary vignette in question, such as "Letter to Viscountess Annuska" or "Diary Entry, Dated 17 Fervidor". Tag it with your character's name, so that it is easy to find all of an individual's posts. We recommend this especially as a way to reference and refer to information gained on adventures, and to help everyone share in your character's story! To qualify for XP, your epistolary post needs to have at least 300 words, and you cannot gain more than 100 XP per PC per day this way.

When you have made your post, please enter it on the form below. This will make tracking EPXP easier on the DM staff.

Epistle Submissions

You may track pending EPXP on the following sheet. Processed submissions will be organized in a tab by month/year.

Submitted Epistles

If you have any questions about this process, please contact DM Cherry.

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