Ancestors, in humble prayer I ask you
To keep guard around this stead to-night,
Weave from blood and spirit, a band sacred, strong, and steadfast,
That will shield this soul-shrine from harm.
Safeguard Oh, Ancestors, this household to-night,
Themselves and their means and their frame,
Deliver them from death, from distress, from harm,
From the fruits of apathy and of enmity.
Bless us Beloved Dead, with the wisdom of
Thankfulness despite our loss,
To live in honor and alignment with our true selves,
And to remember your lessons in love.
– inspired by Carmina Gadelica, Soul-Shrine written by Primal Heart