Prayer to Maat for Proper Action

The justice that you rule, Maat,
O Queen of the Feather,
is not just that of the courtroom,
is not, in fact, primarily that of the courtroom.
It is, rather, the justice of the life well-lived.
The slightest ill-wrought deed disturbs the balance.
May my life be such that it matches your justice perfectly;
may none of my actions be such that I would be ashamed for my heart to be placed in the pan of your scale,
opposite your feather of the truly acted life,
Maat whose judgment is true.