A Single Man’s Prayer to Hera

Divine Hera Akraia
Wedded Hera Gamelia
Worthy Hera Teleia
O Hera, Led as a Bride
Majestic Hera of the Peacock
By whatever name you wish to be called!

Ever mindful, watchful over marriage,
hear and take heed of this, my request.

Examine my heart and my deeds,
see if I am fit to be a husband
and if if another is fit to be my wife.

Guide me safely to and from
that I not marry unwisely, but well.

And if I become a husband,
bless me with fitness and success,
and with a wife whose heart and deeds
are touched by you,
that we may look after one another
wisely and well.

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