😇 Obatala - The first Orisha
🙌 Patron: protector for all beings
📷 Author of the image: fenixcs - www.flickr.com
Obatala is the first Orisha and is considered the most powerful and essential. From Olorum, he obtained the responsibility to create the earth. Water, land, and air are associated with Obatala as the primary elements from which all creation emerged. He governs these elements.
The dynamic of Obatala is to be responsible and protective for all creatures, all beings. Therefore, he controls life and death. Obatala is identified with heaven, with the beginning of the end of everything.
Obatala appears as an old and sick hunchback and also as a powerful young man. These two representations reflect the responsibility that Obatala bears for the life of creatures, for the perpetual cycle of birth, aging, and death.
Virtues such as wisdom and balance are linked to him. His color is white, his symbol is the cross, and the rock crystal is his stone.
The day of the week for Obatala is Friday. This is the date when one should dress white and avoid red and black. Remember that you can place your order with any Obatala prayer below!
Prayer to Obatala to open doors
Dear Father Obatala, we reverence you in our prayers, with respect and love. Hear our prayer! Open with this prayer my ways!
We pray to you, Beloved Father, to lead us with your faith and pour your blessings upon us, so that we may become stronger and stronger and vibrate in tune with our divine creator. Free us, Beloved Father, from the obstacles that stand in our way, so that they do not obstruct our faith, nor cause discord, anger, sorrow, and hatred. Help us, Divine Obatala, to develop patience, perseverance, forgiveness, charity, faith, hope, and love of neighbor.
Let us always find in the house of Olorum the necessary light so that we do not weaken in the face of disturbances. Allow peace, happiness, and the path towards the Eternal Father to enter into our religiosity and belief.
Make us, Dear Father, centers emitting energies to combat the forces of evil that plague our planet, Earth, which is under your guard.
Give us, Dear Father, the opportunity to fight with our love for the regeneration of this planet, our abode, which is being destroyed by greed, intolerance, lack of respect and solidarity, hunger, wars of all kinds and lack of faith.
Please give us the opportunity, Beloved Father, in our work, to form a single vibrating current, a unique sound, individual energy to combat this evil wave that pervades the astral of the Earth.
We may be few; but allow our strength, our current, to be joined by the other forces and currents that are being emitted in the other temples and that all of them united, serve as a balm to our sick, hungry and miserable brothers and sisters who disincarnate without any consciousness of spirituality.
Beloved Obatala! May your arms always open to support, welcome, and open our paths, my paths! Hear this prayer!
Êpa Baba Obatala!
Hear our prayer! Hear our prayer!
Prayer to Obatala for protection
My Father Obatala, on this day that begins, I come to ask for peace, joy, and your great axé!
Clothe me on this day with Your Baba Light and destroy the darkness that crosses my path and my peace.
Wrap me in your white cloth of peace, in your Light, every moment of my day.
May Your wise help be my companion throughout the day, and enlighten my day through Your divine inspiration.
May I meet on this day, people whom I can trust and share Your energy of peace, bringing comfort to those in need, and may I receive only the good emanations of people’s power.
May I live with all who surround me today, and with Your emanation of peace, may everyone feel that my presence is friendly. With your light, my Father Obatala, make everyone who sees my victories feel victorious too!
May this day, I share with all the Light of a Day of Victory, for I have suffered injustices and pains in my soul, and now I ask for peace and relief for body and spirit. Bring success to my works so that I may have a day of positive achievements.
May it be so! Hear our prayer!
Axé My Father Obatala! Axé my Babysitter!
Prayer to Obatala Yoruba
Epa! My Father Obatala! I ask You on this day, always protection and peace for my family and me, against all evils and all dangers of this world. Give me the light of life necessary to follow my path, grant me peace, positivity, and health, so that I may fulfill my mission in this life.
Prayer to Obatala for union
O mighty Father Obatala, the greatest of the Orishas, supreme aspiration of our hearts’ desires, we walk to your clarity, clearing all our steps in the dawn of each day.
May the light, the eternal light which the Lord has shed and pours out every day, cover the heads of those who are bound to you in a stream of faith, and a single thought raise our prayers.
Obatala! Our Father, give us the grace to weep sincerely for our faults committed, and with a spirit of humility, to purify ourselves through faith and charity. May we obtain in prayer the Obatala, cleaning the dwelling place of our hearts, banishing all that is mundane, vice, hatred, and evil, in the certainty that with this humility, we will reach the peace of the Lord.
Father Obatala, you know that human reason is weak and can deceive us, but true faith in life cannot be betrayed.
Thank you, Father Obatala, for all that you have given us and give us this day. We all hope united that the Lord in His goodness and the course of His search for the truths will choose us to be some more of Your close friends.
May it be so! Hear our prayer, mighty Obatala!
Axé My Father Obatala!