Writing a prayer to the universe

I saw on todays email that there is a section on writing prayers to deities, the universe and ancestors. I would like to write to the universe but do I do it as if I was just just writing to a person? Also, what do I do with it then? Do I bury it, burn it, lock it away?


Hello @LunarEssence,

That’s a great question! Before writing your letter, I’d take some time to think about your bond with the Universe. Do you picture It in a certain way? Some people connect better with the divine when they see Them/It as a deity (person-like, or with human features), while others envision the Universe as the Earth, the elements, space, or even as part of themselves. There are no right or wrong answers here- work with the divine powers in the way that feels best to you.

Once you have a grasp on how you see the Universe, you’ll have a better idea of your own unique bond with It. Is this a higher power that you worship and look up to, the world around you, a part of you, or something else? Again- no right or wrong answers here! Knowing your position with the Universe will help you find a comfortable way to address It in your letter :email:

There are many potential ways to “send” the letter- you might leave it on your altar or tuck it away in a safe place to rest, burn it in a ritual fire :fire:, release the paper into the ocean :ocean:, bury it :rock:, leave it in a special place (such as an altar in the woods or sacred site, if allowed), etc.

Different people handle sacred materials in different ways- if you’re not sure, I would consider the options and give one a try. If it doesn’t feel right, no worries! It’s all part of the learning on the journey. With time, you will find the things that work best for you :blush:

Blessed be!


Thank you so much, I really appreciate that. I see the universe as a higher source of power/energy but also as space/time/elements/the earth. That then encorporates deities. Xx


It’s my pleasure, @LunarEssence- I’m happy if I could help! :heart:

I think that’s a beautiful way to view the Universe :milky_way: :sparkles:

Perhaps you could address the letter as “To the Universe and All It Encompasses”, “To All and None”, or alternatively you could simply leave the address empty- the Universe encompasses so much, leaving it blank could be seen as a sign of addressing everything all at once.

I hope you find the way that feels best to you, LunarEssence- good luck and happy writing! :smiling_face_with_three_hearts:

Blessed be :sparkles:


I don’t have much to add since @BryWisteria really covered everything :heart: I’m just here to wish you positivity and hope that your letter to the Universe is what you need it to be!


Thank you so much. I really appreciate it. Xx


I feel like I should light a candle whilst writing my letter but what colour? I would usually use brown for manifestation and I kind of feel like it’s very similar. Xx


Actually, thinking on it more, i think white feels better. Xx


Personally, I would probably choose white :candle: but if you’re writing a letter for something specific, you could choose a candle color that corresponds with your intention. White is always a good option, though :blush:


I’m going to second (third? :laughing:) you and Megan- white is a great color, often called the “universal color” for magickal workings. Seems like a perfect choice for a letter to the Universe! :milky_way: :blush::heart: