1. Before bathing
O Jaladēvatā (Deity of water) ! Let your Holy water purify my body and let my subconscious mind become pure as well.
2. Before cooking
O Mother Annapūrṇā (Deity which provides food and sustains prosperity) ! By your grace let the food that I am going to cook become sāttvik (pure). [This will generate a positive attitude in the person eating].
O Mother Annapūrṇā ! Let my family members remain in good health by consuming this food that is being cooked with your grace.
3. Before eating
O Mother Annapūrṇā ! Let this food that is offered at your feet be consumed by me with a bhāv (Spiritual emotion) that it is your ‘Prasād (Holy sacrament)’. Let me get Shakti (Divine Energy) and Chaitanya (Divine Consciousness) through this Prasād.
O God ! Let this food, which I have received by your grace, be consumed by me accompanied by chanting your Name.
4. Before sleeping
O Deity (Insert the Name of your Deity of worship) and Deity of sleep ! Let a protective sheath of your grace be constantly around me and let my chanting continue even during sleep.
5. Spiritual experience
Falling asleep immediately upon praying to Nidrādēvī (Goddess of sleep) : ‘I was unable to sleep on the night of 25th August 2006. Therefore, I prayed to Nidrādēvī – ‘O Nidrādēvī ! Let me get peaceful sleep and let me not suffer from any distress due to negative energies’. Shortly thereafter, I was able to sleep’. – Master Kaushal Nitin Kothavale (Age 10 years), Solapur, Maharashtra.
Reference : Sanatan’s Holy Text, ‘Prayer – Importance and Examples’