Vaygar Elmersson has posted this prayer...
Njord, god of harbors and seas close to land, help us to remember the cargoes of wealth that float to our doors daily from the wonderful universe in which we live. Though our misfortunes may rise and fall like the tides, the chance of prosperity, like the eternal sea brimming with fish, is still there. Like the salt-sea spray, awaken us to the possibilities that surround us, so that our nets may be cast wide and return full of life’s gifts.
In the Northern tradition, there is a concept called Wyrd. It is the belief that our actions and of others shape (or weave) our possible futures. In practice, it means that we are not limited to a single future, predetermined by a higher power. Instead, we possess the power to either worsen or improve the course of our lives. There are limitations; the past, the environment, including the acts of other people, but we are not powerless. Our choices count. It means that we are responsible for our own failures and successes, but it also means we have power over our own lives. The prayer above reflects the belief in Wyrd. I like it because it allows for the life-affirming principles of positive action and hope.