O, invisible, eternal, unchangeable Truth,
help me to pierce the veil of the visible world, to reach You.
Let me not mistake fiction for facts.
Open my mind to the truth, wipe out all my prejudices.
O, Lord, give me Your leadership, so that I may act
according to Your Will. Show me what is right or wrong,
what is good and evil. Teach me the art of listening
to Your inner voice speaking to me. Here welcome, O Lord,
”Just like a child who trusts his mother dear,
And who delights to feel her presence near,
Just like a child, so weak he cannot stand,
But who holds firm and right his mother’s hand,
Just like a child whose mind has not a doubt,
And whose heart is never proud.”
O, Lord, grant me to desire always what is most
acceptable to You; that Your Will may be mine
and my Will may be conformed to Your’s.
Do not bring me to the test but deliver me from evil.
O, Lord, look upon me as Your loving child.
I beg You to enlighten my mind and make me ever
pleasing to You.
Teach me the art of taking minute vacations–
of slowing down to look at a flower, to chat with a friend,
to pat a child, to read a few lines from a good book.
Give me amid the confusion of the day ,the calmness,
the calmness of the everlasting hills.
Slow me down, Lord.
Ease the pounding of my heart, by the quietening
of my mind. Break the tensions of my nerves and
muscles with the soothing music of the singing
streams that flow in my heart. Help me to realise the
magical restoring power of sleep. Slow me down, Lord,
and inspire me to send my roots deep into the soil of my
life’s enduring values so that I may grow towards the
stars of my greater destiny.
”Let Your best gift to me be that no desires shall
spring up in my heart, because the birth of these
wants sees the destruction of the senses, the mind,
virtue, intelligence, truth, modesty, power
-Prayer by Prahlada, son of demon Hiranya Kashipu,