Prayer To Be Said Before Bed

I’ve decided to share a nightly prayer that we do in my House. I hate only posting aggravating material. it’s not good for the soul. I try to balance each and every polluted thing about which I feel the need to write (like my previous post), with something spiritually nourishing. While it’s good to be aware of the negative, it’s so much more important to cultivate that which is good and holy. Prayer, among those things, is the most crucial of all.

Prayer to Niorun to be said before bed

Niorun of the fire,
Niorun of dreams,
Protector of home and hearth, 
Warder against evil,
Please hear my prayer. 

Your sanctuaries are beneath the earth,
in places hidden and filled with power. 
The duergar and Svartalfar know them well.
Please, I pray, 
make my home a sanctuary too. 
Fill it with Your holy fire, 
the fire that destroys evil, 
the fire that hallows 
and renders us spiritually clean. 
Drive out all pernicious, malicious wickedness, 
every evil spirit large and small, 
every bottom feeding creature
that might prey upon me
as I sleep and dream,
and at other times too. 
Drive out all wicked powers 
seeking to do me harm, 
Wise and unyielding Goddess, 
I pray, protect me from the malice of others.

You, great One, Who roams the night, 
Please guard the boundary of my world: 
my home, my body, my sleeping consciousness, 
my hame should I travel as I sleep. 
Let me dream good and prosperous dreams. 
Let me return to wakefulness safely, 
that I may serve the Gods well, 
and thoughtfully all the days of my life. 

Gracious Niorun, 
let me sleep restfully. 
Let me wake refreshed.
Surround me in the dark and soothing cloak
of Your protection. 
This I humbly pray, oh Goddess. 
Hail to You, Niorun, 
Goddess of dreams and darkness. 

(by G. Krasskova)

About ganglerisgrove

Galina Krasskova has been a Heathen priest since 1995. She holds a Masters in Religious Studies (2009), a Masters in Medieval Studies (2019), has done extensive graduate work in Classics including teaching Latin, Roman History, and Greek and Roman Literature for the better part of a decade, and is currently pursuing a PhD in Theology. She is the managing editor of Walking the Worlds journal and has written over thirty books on Heathenry and Polytheism including "A Modern Guide to Heathenry" and "He is Frenzy: Collected Writings about Odin." In addition to her religious work, she is an accomplished artist who has shown all over the world and she currently runs a prayer card project available at

Posted on August 28, 2021, in Uncategorized and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. I’ve recently taken to praying to Thor before bed. I’ll have to start including prayers to Niorun too. This one is lovely.

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    • ganglerisgrove

      Thor is awesome. We pray to Him almost every night. There’s also the House of Mundilfari –Mani, Sunna, et Al. Who receive prayers daily.


  2. Beautiful prayer. I pray to Sigyn every night… am I wrong?

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    • Of course not. It’s never wrong to pray to our gods. I think it’s lovely that you pray to SIGYN every night, but even if I didn’t, it doesn’t matter. YOU have a devotional relationship with Her. THAT is what matters.

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  3. Thank you Galina. I need it very much. I still overwhelmed that She chose to be known by me. I mean me… what am I? but She knows everything. Much love.


  4. My Njörun prayer, which I say every time I plan to sleep:

    Hail Lady Njörun.
    May I slip quickly, easily, and gently into your realm.
    Hail Lady Njörun.
    When it’s time for me to leave your realm
    May I awake refreshed, and know what I need to know.

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