PRAYER FOR THIS HOUSEMay nothing evil cross your door,
And may ill fortune never pry...
About your windows, may the roar,
And rain go by.
By faith made strong, the rafters will
Withstand the battering of the storm.
Your heart, though all the world grow chill..
Will keep you warm.
Peace shall walk softly through your rooms,
Touching your lips with holy wine.
Till every casual corner blooms...
Into a shrine.
With laughter drown the raucous shout,
And, though your sheltering walls are thin.
May they be strong to keep hate out.
And hold love in.