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A prayer for purification and prosperity

1The heavenly Waters have I ranged: we have been sated with
   their dew. p. a311
  Here, Agni, bearing milk, am I. Endow me with the gift of
2Endow me with the gift of strength, with children, and a length-
   ened life.
  May the Gods mark this prayer of mine, may Indra with the
  Rishis mark.
3Ye Waters, wash away this stain and whatsoever taint be here,
  Each sinful wrong that I have done and every harmless curse
   of mine.
4Thou art the wood, may I succeed! fuel, may I be glorified!
   splendour, give splendour unto me.

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