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This is the daily prayer I use.   There are a wide range of variations so this is not the only daily prayer it is a daily prayer.  It is traditional to Iba the Orisa you have in your home so this prayer should be modified to reflect your initiations.  When you are doing Iba in public you should be prepared to honor the Orisa of everyone present in the room.  This prayer can also be used to open divination.

ÌBÀ’SE MERÌNDINLOGUN
(Opening invocation for Cowrie Divination)

Opé ni fún Olórun.
Gratitude to the Ower of the Realm of the Ancestors.
Ìbà Olódùmarè, Oba àjíkí.  Mó jí lòní. Mo wo’gun mérin ayé.
I respect the Creator, the King who we praise first.  I awake today.  I behold     the four corners of the World.
Ìbà ilà Oòrùn.
I respect the power of the East.
Ìbà iwò Oòrun,
I respect the powers of the West.
Ìbà Aríwá.
I respect the powers of the North.
Ìbà Gúúsù.
I respect the power of the South.
Ìbà Oba Ìgbalye.
I respect the King of the Seasons of the Earth.
Ìbà Òrun Òkè.
I respect the Invisible Realm of the Mountains.
Ìbà (List Ancestors)
I respect (List Ancestors)
Ìbà Orí,
I respect the Spirit of Consciousness.
Ìbà Orí inú.
I respect the Spirit of the Inner Self.
Ìbà Ìponrí ti ò wa’l'Òrun.
I respect the Spirit of the higer Self who lives in the Invisible Realm of the Ancestors.
Ìbà Èsú (Name of Road) Òkunrin orí ità, árà Òké Ìtase, ào fi idà re lálè.
I respect the Divine Messenger of (Name of Road), the Man of the Crossroads, from the Hill of Creation; we will use your sword to touch the Earth.
Ìbà Òsóòsì ode mátá.
I respect the Spirit of the Tracker, Onwer of the Mystery of Spotted Medicine.
Ìbà Ògún awo, Oníle kángu – kángu Òrun.
I respect the Mystery of the Spirit of Iron, the owner of innumerable homes in the Realm of the Ancestors.
Ìbà Obàtálà, Òrìsà Òséré Igbó. Oni kùtúkùtú awo òwúrò, Ikù iké, Oba pàtà -pàtà tí won gb’odé ìranjè.
I respect the Spirit of the King of White Cloth who is praised at the Sacred Grove.  Owner of the Ancient Mystery of the White Cloth, the Spirit Who is praised on the sacred day of the Forest, Guardian of those with physical     disabilities.  King of all future generations.
Ìbà Yemoja Olúgbé – rere.
I respect the Mother of Fishes, the Giver of Good Things.
Ìbà Osun oloriya igún aréwa obirin.
I respect the Spirit of the River, owner of the hair comb for beautiful women.
Ìbà Òlukósó aira, bàmbí omo arigbà según.
I respect the King who does not die, the Child of the Thunder Stone.
Ìbà Àjáláiyé Àjàlórun Oya Olúwèkù.
I respect the Winds of Earth, the Winds of the Invisible Realm of the Ancestors, the Spirit of the Wind is the one who guides the mediums of the     Ancestors.

Ìbà Ìbejì orò.
* Say Oriki for Orisa of Diviners Ori.
I respect the Transforming power of the Spirit of the Twins.
Òrúnmìlà elérìn-ìpin, Aje ju ogún, Ibi keji Olodumare akoko Olókun
Spirit of Destiny, Witness to Creation, provider of strong medicine, next to the jewel of the Ocean,

Kikan mase, (List elders)
I ask for the support of (List elders)

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