May I be kind,
Strong and brave,
Joyful, useful, loving,
Honest and healthy.
— Meg Barnhouse, used with permission
Thank you for my friend next door
And my friend across the street
And please help me to be a friend
To each and every one I meet.
Here at the table now we pray;
Keep us together day by day;
May this, our family circle be
Held fast by love and unity.
— John S. Mackey, used with permission
Earth, who gives to us this food,
Sun, who makes it ripe and good;
Dear Earth, dear Sun, by you we live;
To you our loving thanks we give.
— Native American prayer
Help us to be the always hopeful
Gardeners of the spirit
Who know that without darkness
Nothing comes to birth
As without light
— May Sarton, used with permission
There is love
In this love.
— Rebecca Ann Parker, used with permission
May I be peaceful.
May I be happy.
May I be well.
May I be safe.
May I be free from suffering.
May all beings be peaceful.
May all beings be happy.
May all beings be well.
May all beings be safe.
May all beings be free from suffering.
— William Collinge, from Subtle Energy: Awakening to the Unseen Forces in Our Lives (Warner Books, Inc., 1998); used with permission.
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