Texts of the fifty three mantras that I published in 2011.

I. Evoking Presence and Taking Refuge

I come to You. I lay down my burden. I rest in the light.
I come to You. I lay down my burden. I rest in the light.

Come to me, O Lord. Maranatha.
Come to me, O Lord. Maranatha.

Centered in You O God.
Centered in You O God.

I in You and You in me, always.
I in You and You in me, always.
I lie down in peace; at once I fall asleep;
For only You, Lord, make me dwell in safety.
(Psalm 4:8)

I rest in You. I rest in You. I rest in You.
I rest in You. I rest in You. I rest in You.
I rest in You. I rest in You. I rest in You.

I rest in You. I rest in You.
I rest in You. I rest in You.

I rest in You O God. I rest in You O God.
I rest in You O God. I rest in You O God.

Lord, You are with me. Lord, You are with me. I open myself to You.
Lord, You are with me. Lord, You are with me. I open myself to You.

My hope is in the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.
My hope is in the Lord, maker of heaven and earth.

O God, You are my refuge and strength. I trust in You.
O God, You are my refuge and strength. I trust in You.

O God, I trust in You. I trust in You.

O Lord, You are my refuge;
O Lord, You are my stronghold;
My God, in whom I trust.

You word is lantern to my feet and a light upon my path.
(Psalm 119:105)

In all things, God, I will see You.
For all things, God, I will thank You.
For all things, God, I will praise You.
At all times, God, I will serve You.
At all times, God, I will trust You.

 

II. Giving Praise

Praise God, Alleluia.
Praise God, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.

Praise to You, O God. Alleluia.
Praise to the Father. Alleluia.
Praise to the Son. Alleluia.
Praise to the Spirit. Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

Alleluia.

Alleluia. Alleluia.

Glory to the Father, and to the Son, and to the Holy Spirit.
As it was in the beginning, is now, and will be for evermore.

Glory to God, whose power working in us
Can do infinitely more than we could ask or imagine.
Glory to God.
Glory to God.

Praise to You O God! Alleluia!
Praise to You O God! Alleluia!
Praise to You O God! Alleluia!

Praise to You, O God, Mother, Father of all creation.
Praise to You, O God, Eternal light.
Praise to You, O God, Divine ground in whom all things have their being.

Soli deo gloria.
Soli deo gloria.
Soli deo gloria.

Soli deo gloria.
(To God alone be the glory. Often J. S. Bach would
insert the initials SDG at the end of his scores)

This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
This is the day, let us rejoice in it!
This is the day, let us rejoice in it!
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
This is the day that the Lord has made.
We will rejoice and be glad in it!
Alleluia, Alleluia,
Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia.
Alleluia, Alleluia.

With every breath I will praise the Lord.
I will sing the song that He gives me.
Alleluia.

 

III. Evoking Blessing and Compassion

All will be well, all will be well,
All will be well, all will be well.

Light of the world,
You shine through all creation.
Shine in my heart today.
Shine through me to others.

Light of heaven,
Pure and indestructible, Beyond arising and ceasing,
Give us thy blessings,
Purify, transform, awaken us.
Shine through our words, deeds and thoughts,
That we may give blessings to others.

(A free translation of the Buddhist “Vajra Guru” mantra)

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Kyrie eleison. Kyrie eleison.
Lord have mercy. Lord have mercy.

Lord of infinite light,
Have mercy upon us and grant us your peace.
Amen.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
(The Buddhist mantra of compassion.)

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.
Om mani padme hum. Om mani padme hum.

Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.

Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.
Peace be with you. Peace be with you.

Om ma hum. Vajra guru padma siddhi hum.
Om ma hum. Vajra guru padma siddhi hum.
Om ma hum. Vajra guru padma siddhi hum.

Om ma hum. Vajra guru padma siddhi hum.
Om ma hum. Vajra guru padma siddhi hum.

 

IV. Seeking Assistance and Intercession

Breathe on me, O holy spirit.
Inspire me to do your will.
For you have created and sustained me,
And I am forever in your care.

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart
Be acceptable in Your sight,
O Lord  my strength and my redeemer.
(Psalm 19:14)

Help me, O Lord.
Help me to love You with all my heart,
To love you with all my soul,
To love you with all my mind,
To love you with all my strength;
To love my neighbor as myself;
Help me, I pray, O Lord.
(Based on Deuteronomy 6:5, Matthew 22: 37-39,
Mark 12:30-31, Luke 10:27)

Lord, I am your instrument.
May I resound with your love,
Your grace and compassion.

Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your love.
Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your grace.
Heal them, comfort them.
Give them what they need for the journey.
Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your love.
Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your love.
Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your grace.
Strengthen them, sustain them.
Give them what they need for the journey.

Lord, I lift them up to You;
Enfold them in the light of Your love.

 

V. Giving Thanks

Thank You God. Thank You God. Thank You God.
Thank You God. Thank You God. Thank You God.

Thanks be to God. Thanks be to God.
Thanks be to God. Thanks be to God.

Thank You God for this precious day. Alleluia.
Thank You God for this precious day. Alleluia.

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