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Prayer in Buddhism
Lotus is a symbol of the Buddhist Religion.

Daily Affirmation Prayer

 

Entrusting in the Primal Vow of Buddha,

Calling out the Buddha-name,

I shall pass through the journey of life with strength and joy.

 

Revering the Light of Buddha,

Reflecting upon my imperfect self,

I shall proceed to live a life of gratitude.

 

Following the Teachings of Buddha,

Listening to the Right Path,

I shall share the True Dharma with all.

 

Rejoicing in the compassion of Buddha,

Respecting and aiding all sentient beings,

I shall work towards the welfare of society and the world.

Namu Amida Buddha.

 

 

Buddhist Mealtime Prayer

 

This food is the gift of the whole universe,
Each morsel is a sacrifice of life,
May I be worthy to receive it.
May the energy in this food,
Give me the strength,
To transform my unwholesome qualities

into wholesome ones.
 

I am grateful for this food,

May I realize the Path of Awakening,

For the sake of all beings.

Namo Amida Buddha.

 

 

Shin Mealtime Prayer

in Japanese and English

 

 

Before meals recite:

 

Ita Da Ki Masu

I take this nourishment in gratitude (to all beings).

 

After meals recite:

 

Go Chi So Sama

Thank you in deepest gratitude (to sustain my life).

 

Golden Chain Prayer

 

We are a link in Amida's golden chain

of love that stretches around the world.

We will keep our link bright and strong.

 

We will be kind and gentle to every living thing

And protect all who are weaker than ourselves.

                       

We will think pure and beautiful thoughts,

Say pure and beautiful words,

And do pure and beautiful deeds.

 

May every link in Amida's chain of love be bright and strong,

And may we all attain perfect peace.

Namo Amida Buddha.

 

The above Buddhist prayers were adapted by Senpai Sensei, the Senior Teacher and founder of the Buddhist Faith Fellowship of Connecticut.

Return to the Buddhist Faith Fellowship's web site.