Prayer to Practice the Golden Rule


May I be an enemy to no one

and the friend of what abides eternally.

May I never quarrel with those nearest me,

and be reconciled quickly if I should.

May I never plot evil against others,

and if anyone plot evil against me

may I escape unharmed

and without the need to hurt anyone else.

May I love, seek, and attain only what is good.

May I desire happiness for all

and harbor envy for non.

May I never fin joy in the misfortune

of one who has wronged me.

May I never wait for the rebuke of others,

but always rebuke myself until I make reparation…

May I gain no victory that harms me or my opponent…

May I reconcile friends who are mad at each other.

May I, insofar as I can,

give all necessary help to my friends

and to all who are in need.

May I never fail a friend in trouble.

When visiting the grief-stricken,

may I be able to soften their pain

with comforting words.

May I respect myself…

May I always maintain control of my emotions…

May I habituate myself to be gentle,

and never be angry with others

because of circumstances.

May I never discuss the wicked

or what they have done,

but know good people and follow in their footsteps.

Eusebius of Caesarea (263-339)

(PrayertoFollowthePracticetheGoldenRule PDF VERSION OF PRAYER)

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