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A prayer to Agni for children, long life, and various blessings

1For lofty Jātavedas I have brought the fuel hither first.
  May he who knoweth all bestow faith and intelligence on me.
2With fuel and with flaming wood we, Jātavedas, strengthen
  So do thou strengthen us in turn with children and with store of
3Whatever even be the logs which, Agni, we lay down for thee,
   propitious be it all to me: accept it, O most youthful God.
4Agni, these logs are thine: with these be, fain to burn! a
   flaming brand.
  Vouchsafe us length of life and give us hope of immortality.

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