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A prayer for protection in battle

1Indra, before affliction comes, I call thee from the wide expanse.
  The mighty guardian, born alone, wearer of many names, I call.
2Whatever deadly missile launched to-day flies forth to slaughter
  We take both arms of Indra to encompass us on every side.
3We draw about us both the arms of Indra, our deliverer. May
   they protect us thoroughly.
  O Savitar, thou God, O royal Soma, make thou me pious-
   minded for my welfare.

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