A Prayer for the Needs of Others
By Gavin Kilty
I pray that I never give up on others
to nourish thoughts of my own hopes
but work joyfully, with skill and wisdom,
in fulfilling the needs of others.
By merely speaking or hearing my name
may those tormented by the fruition of evil deeds
be blessed with the greatest joy and happiness,
and may they climb the steps of the great Mahayana.
By revealing a mere fragment of bodhisattva life,
may there be no hindrance to the bodhisattva way
and may every circumstance conductive and harmonious
appear by mere thought.