Written by Swami Sivananda, the Universal Prayer expresses the sentiment that God is One, whatever name we call Him/Her by; whatever from we see Her/Him in. It is a prayer that may be recited by followers of any religion or creed.
O Adorable Lord of Mercy and Love
Salutations and prostrations unto Thee
Thou art Omnipresent,
Omnipotent and Omniscient
Thou art Satchidaananda
Thou art Existence, Knowledge and Bliss Absolute
Thou art the Indweller of all beings.
Grant us an understanding heart,
equal vision, balanced mind,
faith, devotion and wisdom.
Grant us inner spiritual strength to resist temptation
and to control the mind.
Free us from egoism, lust, anger, greed, hatred and jealousy.
Fill our hearts with divine virtues.
Let us behold Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us serve Thee in all these names and forms.
Let us ever remember Thee.
Let us ever sing Thy glories.
Let Thy name be ever on our lips
Let us abide in Thee for ever and ever.
BOLO SAT GURU SIVANANDA MAHARAJA KI! JAI!
BOLO SWAMI VISHNU-DEVANANDA MAHARAJA KI! JAI!