I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha Until I attain Enlightenment…
May humanity and its leaders, collectively and individually, embrace and practice the mindfulness, love, and compassion ...
I pray we, all children of the earth, no matter our path to enlightenment, come to realize that we are one...
For as long as space endures And for as long as living beings remain...
Sentient beings are numberless; we vow to liberate them. Delusions are inexhaustible; we vow to transcend them...
The future is full of promise, Holy Mystery, if only because we discern your forces of evolution at work everywhere...
May the lonely be comforted. May love abound and divisions between us cease to exist...
DIDN'T FIND WHAT YOU WERE LOOKING FOR?
Sleep, little one, in the comforting night
that spreads like a blanket over your bed.
The Goddess is waiting to guide you to sleep
in her arms that are ready to rock you so gently.
The God stands by, watching to keep you from harm,
to lay his cool hand on your head as you sleep.
Sleep, little one, in the gathering dark,
wrapped in the love of your Mother and Father,
wrapped in the love of your mother and father.
- Ceisiwr Serith
Source: "A Book of Pagan Prayer" © 2002 Ceisiwr Serith. Reprinted with permission of Red Wheel/Weiser.