From my home to yours

Prayer for this House


May nothing evil cross this door,

And may ill fortune never pry

About these windows; may the roar

                And rain go by.


Strengthened by faith, these rafter will

Withstand the batt’ring of the storm;

This hearth, though all the world grow chill,

                 Will keep us warm.


Peace shall walk softly through these rooms,

Touching our lips with holy wine,

Till ev’ry casual corner blooms

                Into a shrine.


Laughter shall drown the raucous shout;

And, though these shelt’ring walls are thin,

May they be strong to keep hate out

                And hold love in.


–Louis Untermeyer


1 Comment (+add yours?)

  1. arpita
    Oct 19, 2012 @ 08:36:11

    you are bringing us more close to lord



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