I just started to teach a 6-class series on a popular prayer found in many Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhist texts.
Here is one version I found in “The Great Path of Awakening” by Jamgon Kongtrul (translated by Ken McLeod).
With complete faith I bow to all the victorious ones and their sons who abide in the ten directions and three times.
I offer flowers, incense, light, perfume, food, music and many other things, both in substance and with my imagination. I ask the noble assemblage to accept them.
I confess all evil actions that I have done, influenced by the defilements, from time without beginning until now: the five that ripen immediately, the ten nonvirtuous acts and many others.
I rejoice in the merit of whatever virtue Shravakas, Pratyekabuddhas, Bodhisattvas, and ordinary people gather throughout the three times.
I pray for the wheel of the dharma to be turned, the teachings of the Mahayana and Hinayana, in ways suitable for the different aptitudes and motivations present in sentient beings.
I ask the buddhas not to pass into nirvana, but with great compassion and until samsara is completely empty, to look after all sentient beings who drown in the ocean of suffering.
May whatever merit I have accumulated become a seed for the enlightenment of all beings. Without delay, may I become a splendid leader of sentient beings.