A Buddhist Prayer for Peace
May all beings everywhere
plagued with sufferings of body and mind
quickly be freed from their illnesses.
May those frightened cease to be afraid,
and may those bound be free.
May the powerless find power
and may people think of befriending one another.
May those who find themselves in trackless, fearful wildernesses
—the children, the aged, the unprotected—
be guarded by beneficent celestials,
and may they swiftly attain Buddhahood.