Group Call to the Gods

Scary, huh, their presence?
Be brave
Hold fast
And face them proudly on your feet when they come
And come they will
when we call.
Gathered here, with the gods all around, we have to ask ourselves what they want.
The old stories, and the rituals handed down in old books, say clearly that they want gifts.
The question is, what gifts? The gods and goddesses are individuals, so they have differing preferences.
Some like libations, some things burnt in fire.
What pour out, what burnt, varies as well, so to please them we will have to learn what each most desires.
With all those differing desires, though, there is one thing they all want:
open hands bringing gifts not begrudgingly, but willingly, even eagerly, glad to see them.
May that be what we offer them today.