A Vedic Prayer

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In the beginning there was the Radiant Being,
the Originator of the universe.
He became the Sole Ruler of all creation.
He upholds the earth, the heaven, and the
inter-spaces,
To that Effulgent One we should offer worship.

He Who is the giver of spiritual knowledge and
strength,
Whom the universe adores, Whose command
the Gods obey,
Whose shade is immortality, Whose shadow is
death,
To that Effulgent One we should offer worship.

He Who by His greatness has become the Supreme
Lord of the living and non-living,
Who governs all created beings,
To that Effulgent One we should offer worship.

He Who holds up the firmament, Who makes
the sun stable, the earth and heavenly
bodies firm,
Who causes water to form in the sky,
To that Effulgent One we should offer worship.

(Rig-Veda X:121.1-3,5)