Category: Prayers

A Prayer to Odin for a Partnership

Hail Odin,
Son of Bor,
Son of Bestla,
Ancient One!

I call to you!

Hail Odin,
Father of Hosts,
Father of the Slain,
Father of All!

I call to you!

Hail Odin,
One-Eyed,
Wayfinder,
God of the Runes!

I call to you!

You of many names,
you of ecstasy,
you of wisdom,
Odin, hail!

I come to you to form a partnership
that will be mutually beneficial
for us both.

May I do as you call me to do,
within reasonable boundaries,
and in return
may I learn from you the wisdom of the worlds.

Odin, accept my offering!

[Make offering]

May this be the beginning
of a fruitful relationship.

So be it!

An Invocation to the Dísir for Disting

Hail, to the Dísir,
to the feminine spirits
in all Nine Worlds!

We call to the women of our ancestry,
those who guide and watch over us
from the underworld!

We call to the spirits of the land,
those who give us life and abundance
here in Midgard!

We call to the valkyries and goddesses,
those who inspire and aid us
from the lofty realm of Asgard!

Dísir, we honor you!

May you provide us with strength and wisdom
as winter begins to fade.

May you provide us with prosperity and abundance
when the growing season comes at last.

Dísir, accept our offering!

A Prayer of Cleansing

[This purification can be done in a bath, shower, in a basin. You may place any kind of purifying substance in the waters, based on any particular inclinations or traditions, prior to this purification prayer. Examples include salt, a Wellstone, herbs, or oils. Application may be different for a shower. You can place the substance on you prior to the shower, or place an object, like a Wellstone or piece of silver, in the shower, or near the shower head.]

O Waters of the Wells,
flow over
and through me.

By the Well of Hvergelmir,
may I be cleansed
and purified.

[Submerge, pass your head beneath the shower head, or run water over your face.]

By the Well of Mimir,
may I be filled with the wisdom
of all the worlds.

[Submerge, pass your head beneath the shower head, or run water over your face.]

By the Well of Urd,
may I have vision
to see and walk the virtuous path in life.

[Submerge, pass your head beneath the shower head, or run water over your face.]

O Waters of the Wells,
the Three Great Wells,
you restore me!

An Invocation to Freyr for Freyfaxi

Hail, Freyr!
Freyr, of the Vanir!
Freyr, son of Njord!
Freyr, brother of Freyja!

We call to you!

We call to you, you whose name is Lord!
We call to you, you who is Lord of the Mound!
We call to you, Lord of Alfheim!

We call to you!

It is you, Freyr, who gave up his sword
to woo Gerd.
Gerd, the Jotun, who is abundance
from the wild earth.
It is you, Freyr, who brings fair weather and sunshine
so that the crops may grow.
It is you, Freyr, whose prosperity and abundance
sustain us with life and peace.

We honor you, Freyr!

Accept these gifts from our own first harvests
in thanks for all that you do!

Freyr, accept our offerings!

An Invocation to Sunna for Yule

Hail, Sunna!
Golden-glowing goddess,
shining lady of the heavens,
driver of the chariot of the sun,
whose flaming wheel gives light and life to all!
I honor you this day for the life and warmth you give,
for without your light
we could not live.
And although this is the darkest night,
tomorrow brings your renewed light,
as you ascend in strength and height
into the shining sky.

A Norse Prayer For Inspiration

Hail Odin,
High One,
Father of All!

I come to you
seeking inspiration.
I come to you
seeking the Mead of Poetry.

With this gift (offering)
I hope of one taste,
one drink of Kvasir’s blood,
that precious mead.

May the Mead of Poetry
flow through me,
past honey’d lips,
sparking the fire within.

May the Mead of Poetry
flow through me,
into my hands,
to create my work.

So be it!

A Prayer to Thor During Times of Trouble

Hail Thor,
slayer of giants and trolls,
defender of Midgard!

Darkness gathers on the horizon
and troubling times lay ahead.
I call to you for strength to face these challenges!

Mighty Thor,
as you defend Midgard,
so too shall I aid you in its defense
standing up for the Earth and its people.

As you stride into Jotunheim to challenge the giants,
may I have the courage to go forth and challenge those I oppose.

As you uncover deception and illusion in your travels,
may I have the bravery to confront those
who seek to harm with treachery.

And as you take great risk to fight for Midgard,
may I persevere in the face of opposition
for the sake of doing what is right.

So be it!

A Prayer For When We Lose Our Way

Hail Mighty Kindreds!

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who has lost their way,
who has made mistakes,
and broken the virtues.

I come before you as a child of the Earth
who wants to find their way,
make amends,
and reestablish the virtues in my life.

I do this in the sight my ancestors,
I do this in the sight of the land spirits,
I do this in the sight of the gods,
and I do this in the sight of those I have hurt.

May the virtues take root in me once more,
so I can reach for the Sky.

May I have wisdom,
to apply my knowledge with experience.
May I have vision,
to see the direction I am going.
May I have piety,
so the Kindred may continue to bless me.
May I have courage,
to do what is right.
May I have perseverance,
to weather the hard times in life.
May I have integrity,
so that I may be trustworthy again.
May I have hospitality,
so my relationships stay strong.
May I have moderation,
so that I may not give into extremes.
May I have fertility,
so that I may be productive again
in all that I do.

So be it!