The Druid’s Prayer came to prominence with the writings of Edward Williams (Iolo Morganwg, 1747 – 1826) who published it in his volume Barddas. The prayer is utilised with variations by druidic orders. For example, some prefer ”goddess” or ”spirit” instead of ”god”.


Grant O God thy protection
And in protection, strength,
And in strength, understanding,
And in understanding, knowledge,
And in knowledge, the knowledge of justice;
And in the knowledge of justice, the love of it;
And in the love of it, the love of all existences,
And in the love of all existences;
The love of God.
God and all Goodness.


Iolo Morganwg
1747 – 18 December 1826