A few special prayers

give us grace to accept with serenity
the things that cannot be changed,
Courage to change the things
which should be changed,
and the Wisdom to distinguish
the one from the other.
Living one day at a time,
Enjoying one moment at a time,
Accepting hardship as a pathway to peace,
Taking, as Jesus did,
This sinful world as it is,
Not as I would have it,
Trusting that You will make all things right,
If I surrender to Your will,
So that I may be reasonably happy in this life,
And supremely happy with You forever in the next.

~ Serenity Prayer ~
*short version
Grant me the serenity,
to accept the things I cannot change,
the courage to change the things I can,
and the wisdom to know the difference.

PRAYER OF REJOICINGToday my life is fruitful.I have obtained a precious human existenceAnd am born into the family of the Humankind.Now, as before and forever will be, I am a child of the God.From now on, I will honor Thy will, 
not placing my selfish motives ahead of His.So that no stain will come
To this pure, faultless, noble kingdom of His Holiness
where my spirit and yours are one.Today, in the presence of all the refuge,I invite all beings to enjoy happinessUntil they have reached serenity, peace and joy.May the gods, demi-gods, and beliefs of all religions rejoice!
Those who have not given birth to it, may they give birth.Those who have given birth, may their spirit not diminish,But increase further and further.May they not be separated from their Spirit,But be fully committed to spiritual actions.May they be accepted in the eyes of what is holy and right.May they abandon all negative actions.May all the good wishes of GodFor the benefit of sentient beings be accomplished.May the intentions of such protectorsBring happiness and prosperity to beings.May all sentient beings be happy.May the lower realms be emptied forever.May the earnest aspirations of those who follow
a path of spirituality and belief, 
  Of all stages be accomplished.

Divine Love Healing Prayer
Dear God,
I renounce all my past wrong-doing
And ask forgiveness for any hurt I have caused
Both to myself and others
I forgive those who have harmed me in any way
And offer myself up to your healing love, peace and joy.
May your radiance shine through me, touching all I meet,
And may I see you everywhere.
Letting go of all fear, I rest in absolute trust,
Knowing all is God.
May my heart be filled with your love
And the grace of your goodness guide my every thought, word and deed.
If you have been touched, comforted or healed by this prayer, please pass it on to others...
 A prayed for a child passed
Lord, forgive this child of any sins that she may have committed.
If it is your will, then recognize her as a lamb of your fold and a sheep of your flock.
Send your holy angels to protect he and his family from all spiritual harm, to guide and direct them, to counsel and defend them.
Take this child into the paradise that you have prepared for those who love you.
Let her stand in the resurrection of the just on the Last Day and live with you in your glory forever more.

A Prayer For The Dead
God our Father,
Your power brings us to birth,
Your providence guides our lives,
and by Your command we return to dust.
Lord, those who die still live in Your presence,
their lives change but do not end.
I pray in hope for my family,
relatives and friends,
and for all the dead known to You alone.
In company with Christ,
Who died and now lives,
may they rejoice in Your kingdom,
where all our tears are wiped away.
Unite us together again in one family,
to sing Your praise forever and ever.

Prayer of Solace
May Christ support us all the day long, till the shadows lengthen, and the evening comes, and the busy world is hushed, and the fever of life is over and our work is done. Then in his mercy may he give us a safe lodging, and holy rest and peace at the last.
Thrangu Rinpoche's Doja
A Wish for Negativity to Subside

We are obliged to cherish and protect this world,
The place we humans call our home.
So why pointlessly destroy any source
Of our world's prosperity? 
May the truth of all buddhas in the ten directions
Help bring an end to all such deluded actions.
May raising the attitude of love and compassion
Help peace and happiness spread throughout the world. 
The way of all civilized people
Is to protect one's life and precious body.
How pitiful to cast away and destroy it
In the delusion that it may be used as a weapon. 
May the nectar of Truth, calm and soothing,
Completely pacify such violent intent.
May the attitude of love and compassion
Blossom in all people throughout the world. 
The way of noble people is to help others
And the universal norm is to protect oneself.
May the pitiful wish to destroy both self and others,
Such an unwholesome thought and deed fade forever. 
May the truthful speech of bodhisattvas and virtuous people,
The truthful speech of the pure nature of reality,
Promote peace and harmony here in our world
So that everyone might enjoy the wealth of happiness and well-being.