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A prayer for general protection and prosperity

1Of all the many God-frequented pathways that traverse realms
   between the earth and heaven,
  Consign me, all ye Gods to that which leadeth to perfect and
   inviolable safety.
2Maintain us in well-being Summer, Winter Dew-time and Spring,
  Autumn, and Rainy Season
  Give us our share of cattle and of Children. May we enjoy
   your unassailed protection.
3Pay to the Year your lofty adoration, to the first Year, the
   second, and the present.
  Many we abide in the auspicious favour and gracious love of
   these who claim our worship.

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