Deer's Cry
from `saint' Peter's breastplate

I arise today,
through the strength of Heaven;
light of Sun,
brilliance of Moon,
splendour of Fire,
speed of Lightning,
swiftnessof Wind,
depth of Sea,
stability of Earth,
firmness of Rock.
I arise today,
through the strength of Heaven;

I bind unto myself today
the virtues of the starlit heaven,
the glorious sun's life-giving ray,
the whiteness of the moon at even,
the flashing of the lightning free,
the whirling wind's tempestuous shocks, the stable earth,
the deep salt sea,
around the old eternal rocks.

May you go forth
under the strength of heaven,
under the light of sun,
under the radiance of moon;
May you go forth
with the splendor of fire,
with the speed of lightning,
with the swiftness of wind;
May you go forth
supported by the depth of sea,
by the stability of earth,
by the firmness of rock;
May you be surrounded and encircled
with the protection of the 9 elements