Prayer

Some prayers I particularly like:

My most common prayer:

I pray for your grace and strength, dear God, to be well within my soul and part of the world’s healing today.  (adapted from Celtic Morning Prayer)

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Others:

May all find happiness through my actions,
and let no one suffer because of me. (from the Metta Karuna)

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Keep watch, dear Lord, with those who work, or watch, or weep this night, and give your angels charge over those who sleep. Tend the sick, Lord Christ; give rest to the weary, bless the dying, soothe the suffering, pity the afflicted, shield the joyous; and all for your love’s sake. Amen. (Compline prayer)

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May all sentient beings have happiness and the causes of happiness.
May all sentient beings be free from suffering and the causes of suffering.
May all sentient beings never be separated from the happiness which is without suffering.
May all sentient beings abide in equanimity, free from both attachment and hatred, holding some close and others distant.
(The Four Immeasurables)

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One thought on “Prayer

  1. The evening/compline prayer is one of my FAVORITES. It’s especially nourishing when one is on call at the hospital overnight…

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