I pray the tomb is shut forever,
I pray the rock is never rolled away.
I pray that which was buried remains buried,
insensate, in perpetual rest, with closed eye and stilled brain.

I pray it lives, I pray it sleeps...
I pray for the needs of the Emperor All-Giving,
the Undying King, His Virtues and his men.
I pray for the Second House, the Third, the Fourth, the Fifth;
the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth.

I pray for the Ninth House,
and I pray for it to be fruitful.
I pray for the soldiers and adepts far from home,
and all those parts of the Empire that live in unrest and disquiet.
Let it be so.

Roll the rock away