This mantra in the form of three affirmations uses Frederick Buechner's definition of grace.

There's nothing you have to do.
There's nothing you have to do.
There's nothing you have to do.

Other Prayers

Help me to "bask" in the warmth of your love whenever I see the sun. Amen.
Kathleen Finley in Savoring God

Lord of My Greatest Fear
Lord of my greatest fear:
Let in your peace.
Lord of my darkest shame:
Let in your grace.
Lord of my oldest grudge:
Let in your forgiveness.
Lord of my deepest anger:
Let in your love.
Lord of my loneliest moment:
Let in your presence.
Lord of my truest self — my all:
Let in your fullness.
Alison Pepper in WomanPrayers by Mary Ford-Grabowsky

Prayer for a Child While Listening to Rachmaninoff
Bless this child, whose blue eyes widen
as the notes swell and bless the wonder
of their new-soul depths.
Bless this sun-glazed evening and the green chair
where I rock her to sleep, adrift in music and light.
Bless the touch of her tiny hand as my eyes
grow heavy and hers close, sailing off
into that orange sky of sleep.
Bless the genius of her miniature thumb,
surpassing the wonder of Rachmaninoff and sunset,
and bless the grace that shows me
somewhere lives a smiling God.
Sharon Auberle in Woman Prayers: Prayers by Women from Throughout History and Around the World by Mary Ford-Grawbosky

The Gift of Peace and Love
Today I choose to pray for others.
But how shall I impart to them
The gift of peace and love
If my own heart is still unloving
And I have no peace of mind myself?
So I start with my heart:
I hold before the Lord
each feeling of resentment, anger, bitterness . . .
that may still be lurking there,
asking that God's grace
will make it yield to love someday
if not right now.
Then I seek the depth that silence brings,
for prayer that springs from silence
is powerful and effective.
So I listen to the sounds around me . . .
or become aware of the sensations in my body . . .
or my breathing in and out . . .
First I pray for people whom I love.
Over each of them I say a blessing:
"May you be safe from harm and evil,"
imagining that my words create
a protective shield of grace around them.
I think of the young . . . and recite this prayer:
"May the promise of your youth be met
and your life be fruitful."
Then I move on to the people I dislike and the people who dislike me.
Over each of them I say this prayer:
"May you and I be friends some day,"
imagining some future scene
where this comes to pass.
Finally I say to each of the people I care for:
"May my time with you be a grace for both of us."
I come back to my heart to rest awhile
in the silence that I find there . . .
and in the love that has come alive in me
as a consequence of my prayer for others.
Anthony de Mello in A Forgiving Heart by Lyn Klug, editor

Whatever Comes
The chaplain in the oncology ward said that the best prayer was “to meet with dignity and grace whatever comes my way.” May that prayer be mine if I ever have cancer, during cancer, and anything else that comes my way. Let me practice that prayer when all else fails so that it stills and sustains me. Amen.
Donna Schaper in Prayers for People Who Say They Can't Pray