ORÍKÌ IFÁ (Praising the Wisdom of Nature to open Divination)
Òrúnmìlà Eleri - ipin ibikeji Olodumare. Spirit of Destiny, Witness to Creation, second only to the Creator.
A - je - je - ogun obiriti - a - p'ijo - iku sa. He who has the medicine to overcome Death. Oluwa mi amoimotan - a ko mo o tan ko se. The Creator who knows everything that we do no know.
A ba mo o tan iba se ke. If we had known everything there would be no suffering. Oluwa mi Olowa aiyere omo Elesin Ile - Oyin. The Creator of Good Things on the Earth, Son of the Owner of the House that is made of honey.
Omo ol'ope kan t'o s'an an dogi - dogi. Son of the owner of the tree that always stands firm.
Oluwa mi opoki a - mu - ide - s 'oju ekan ko je k'ehun hora asaka - saka akun. The Creator Opokoi who put the gold chain of protection in his eyes so that the finger of the lion would not scratch and make a rash.
Omo Oso - ginni t apa ti ni - ewu nini. Son of Oso-ginni from the Tapa tribe where everyone dresses in fine cloths the Owner of Egun who walks on stilts.
Omo Oso pa'de mowo pa'de mese o mbere at epa oje. Oso's son who put beads on his wrist and ankles, the gold chain of Oje.
Oluwa mi igbo omo iyan birikiti inu odo. The Creator, Spirit of the Bush, Son of the Round Powdered Yam in the Mortar.
Omo igba ti ns'ope jiajia. Son of the Calabash who created many palm trees. Iku dudu at ewo Oro aj'epo ma pon. The wise Ancestor with a wordly hand who eats palm oil that is not ripe.
Agiri ile - ilobon a - b'Olowu diwere ma ran. Agiri from the House of Wisdom with plenty of small cotton seeds that never spread.
Oluwa mi a - to - iba - jaiye Oro a - b'iku - j'igbo. Creator it is good living on Earth even with the Spirit of Death lurking in the bush.
Oluwa mi Ajiki ogege a - gb'aiye - gun. Creator we go to greet you in the morning with Ogege who lives to make Peace on Earth.
Odudu ti idu ori emere o tun ori ti ko sain se. The person whose Spirit defends those who die at birth re-shapes bad heads.
Omo el'ejo ti nrin mirin - mirin lori ewe. Son of the sanke who moves serenely along the top of the leaves.
Omo arin ti irin ode - owo saka - saka. Son of the Grinder who rules with a clean hand. Òrúnmìlà a boru, Òrúnmìlà a boye, Òrúnmìlà a bosise. Ase. I beg the Spirit of Destiny to lift your burden from the earth and offer it to Heaven. May it be so.
ADURA ATI IJUBA (Praising the elders in support of divination)
Ìbà luwo, ìbà jugbona, ìbà Akoda, ìbà Aseda, ìbà Araba egbe Ifá Ogun ti Ode Remo, ìbà baba, ìbà yeye, ìbà yeye baba. A juba enikan kode enikan ku. Ase.
FIFO IKIN (Greeting the Ikin Prior to divination)
* Place the listed number of Ikin in the left hand Erun Osi. Five Ikin (Present to the left side of the tray) Erun Ora. Five Ikin (Present to the right side of the tray) Eta Egutan. Three Ikin (Present to the top of the tray) Eji Ereye. Two Ikin (Present to the bottom of the tray) Eniti o ba fin idan. One ikin (Present to the middle of the tray)
ORIN IKIN (Song for marking Odu)
Call; Ejiogbe a buru a boye akala o. Response; A akala, a akala o. Call; Oyeku meji a buru a boye akala o. Response; A akala, a akala o. * Call the Odu in sequence until all eight marks are on the tray