Create in me a pure heart, O my God, and renew a tranquil conscience within me, O my Hope!
Heavenly Father, kind and good, Thanks we offer for this food...
O Most Holy Trinity, have mercy on us! Lord, cleanse us from our sins! Master, pardon our transgressions!...
Bless us O Lord, and these thy gifts, Which we are about to receive...
O Lord my God, I bless thy holy name for this mercy, which I have now received from thy bounty and goodness...
Be present at our table, Lord, Be here and everywhere adored…
O merciful Creator, thy hand is open wide to satisfy the needs of every living creature: Make us, we beseech thee, ever ...
For each new morning with its light, For rest and shelter of the night...
We thank the Infinite for this present Substance. May each and everyone within Thy vast Kingdom be equally provided...
Lord, I know not what I ought to ask of Thee; Thou only knowest what I need; Thou lovest me better than I know how to lo ...
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Giving to Those in Need
May I become at all times, both now and forever
A protector for those without protection
A guide for those who have lost their way
A ship for those with oceans to cross
A bridge for those with rivers to cross
A sanctuary for those in danger
A lamp for those without light
A place of refuge for those who lack shelter
And a servant to all in need.
- Tenzin Gyatso, the 14th Dalai Lama