Prayer to the Hearth Goddess

I place you here in the center of my house:
be the navel about which all turns;
be my home the world you support.
With your warmth enliven the house.
With your warmth enliven those who live in the house.
With your warmth enliven those to whom hospitality is given in the house.
Be, then, the very power by which hospitality is given,
linking those who live here with the greater community.
Be, then, not only the center of the house
but its connection with that which is outside the house.
Be the one we face and the one who faces others.
I place you here in the center of my house,
and I will worship you here.