Free form prayers and meditations are great, but sometimes, I come across something that reminds me of what my long-range goals are, in a better version than my everyday self. Similar to the prayer of St. Francis of Assisi, this one has it all.
May I be a guard for those who need protection
A guide for those on the path
A boat, a raft, a bridge for those who wish to cross the flood
May I be a lamp in the darkness
A resting place for the weary
A healing medicine for all who are sick
A vase of plenty, a tree of miracles
And for the boundless multitudes of living beings
May I bring sustenance and awakening
Enduring like the earth and sky
Until all beings are freed from sorrow
And all are awakened.