May this food be dedicated to the triple jewel The precious Buddha...
I take refuge in the Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha Until I attain Enlightenment…
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...
May all sentient beings have the courage to look within themselves and see the good and bad that exists in all of us...
May all sentient beings be healthy and happy. May His Holiness the Dalai Lama have a long life...
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.