In some religions, the scope of this practice is broadened to include attentiveness to God. A breath prayer or mantra that recognizes this type of practice, yet which is also appropriate for any mindfulness exercise, is suggested by Jesus' words to his disciples in the Garden of Gethsemane.
Breathing in: Remain here, mind …
Breathing out: And keep awake with me.

Other Prayers

Monkey Mind
When I ask for transformation from a monkey mind, one that jumps from tree to tree and subject to subject, I am not asking for pamper camp, as though I were still a baby. I am asking for a discipline, not from the outside, but from the inside. Let me be a person who can focus on one thing at a time and is in charge of myself. Amen.
Donna Schaper in Prayers for People Who Say They Can't Pray