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A prayer for influence at deliberative and religious meetings

1In concord may Prajapati's two daughters, Gathering and As-
   sembly, both protect me.
  May every man I meet respect and aid me. Fair be my words,
  O Fathers, at the meetings.
2We know thy name, O Conference: thy name is interchange of
  Let all the company who join the Conference agree with me.
3Of these men seated here I make the splendour and the lore
   mine own.
  Indra, make me conspicuous in all this gathered company.
4Whether your thoughts are turned away, or bound and fastened
   here or there,
  We draw them hitherward again: let your mind firmly rest on

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