Preparation for Meditation

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May all beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.May they all be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May they never be deprived of true happiness devoid of any suffering.
May they abide in great impartiality, free from attachment to loved ones and aversion to
others.
~Vajrayana Buddhism, before silent meditation

Soldiers

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Dear God, hold our troops in your loving hands.
Protect them as they protect us. Bless them and their families for the selfless acts they
perform for us in our time of need. Amen.

Freedom

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Buddhist Prayer for Freedom From Suffering
May all beings everywhere plagued
with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power,
and may people think of befriending each other.
May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful
wilderness-
the children, the aged, the unprotected-
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.

 

May the author of the universe enable all men to reach an understanding of
their spiritual nature.May awareness and understanding of life expand, so that all may come to know the author of
the universe.And may others also reach this understanding which brings Total Freedom.At this time we think of those whose liberty is threatened; of those who have suffered imprisonment for their
beliefs; of those who are enslaved or martyred, and for all those who
are brutalized, trapped or attacked.We pray that human rights will be preserved so that all people may believe and worship freely, so
that freedom will once again be seen in our land.

Freedom from war, and poverty, and want; freedom to be; freedom to do and freedom to
have.

Freedom to use and understand man’s potential – a potential that is God-given and God-like.
And freedom to achieve that understanding and awareness that is Total Freedom.
May God let it be so.”
Scientology Prayer for Total Freedom by L. Ron Hubbard

Self-Becoming

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Prayer of Becoming

May clarity grow within me,
Open my eyes to life’s many wonders
May I feel the pulse of all creations within meOpen my Spirit to awareness
Fill my heart with deeper understanding
May my life be of service to Earth and to the Goddess

Open my eyes to the needs of those around me
Make my hands strong, sure and gently in your service
May I remember always, the Goddess works through me.

Abby Willowroot

Oneness

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O Hidden Life vibrant in every atom
O Hidden Light shining in every creature
O Hidden Love embracing all in Oneness
May each who feels himself as one with Thee
Know he is also one with every other
~Annie Besant

Morning

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A Morning Prayer
I am thankful before You,
Living and Sustaining Ruler,
Who returned my soul to me with mercy.
Your faithfulness is great.Modeh ani l’fanecha melech chai v’kayam sh’hechezarta bi nishmati b’chemla
rabah emunatecha.

Traditional Jewish Prayer

Self-Giving

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Dedication Prayer
Through this goodness may omniscience be attained
Thereby may every mental defilement be overcome
May beings be liberated from the ocean of samsara
Which is troubled by waves of birth, ageing, sickness and death.
Precious Bodhicitta, may it arise in whom it has not arisen.
Where it has arisen, may it never deteriorate but progress,
even more and more.
Vajrayana Buddhism

May I become food and drink in the eons of famine for
those poverty-stricken suffers.
May I be a doctor, medicine and nurse for all sick beings in the world until
everyone is cured.
May I become never-ending wish-fulfilling treasures
materialising in front of each of them as all the enjoyments they need.
May I be a guide for those who do not have a guide, a leader for those who
journey, a boat for those who want to cross over, and all sorts of ships,
bridges, beautiful parks for those who desire them, and light for those who
need light.
And may I become beds for those who need a rest, and a servant
to all who need servants.
May I also become the basic conditions for all sentient beings, such as earth
or even the sky, which is indestructible.
May I always be the living conditions for all sentient beings until all
sentient beings are enlightened.”
While their evil ripens in me, may all my virtue ripen in
them.
~ Shantideva, 8th-century CE.

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