At the urging of a friend of mine, I've written a prayer that may serve as the Buddhist version of St. Patrick's Breastplate. This piece calls Mahakala, a wrathful emanation of Shiva, for the sake of becoming a walking embodiment of His essence so that we might become the change we wish to see in the world around us.
Use this whenever you feel threatened, hopeless, weakened, or in need of a sense of purpose. Use this when you feel as though the odds are stacking themselves up against you.
By and through this prayer, one may seek enlightenment and cause others to do the same. Consider the use of this prayer to be an empowerment, if you should so choose.
Great God Mahakala, I call to you in all of Your forms
I prostrate myself before you
and I bind Your essence within and without me from this day forward
such that those who rise against me shall gain no ground
Let Your compassion flow through me so that I and all others
Might be freed from sickness, hindrances and troubles
I gird myself in Your garbs and pick up Your tools
They empower me such that I may always walk with You
Bettering lives, attracting and fulfilling needs
Providing antidotes for the poisons of the World
Let all seek Buddha, Dharma, and Sangha
As they see this kala which I've become!
You are welcome to use this as you see fit or repost this as you see fit. Please be sure to give me credit for it, however.