Preface, a Prayer before Practice

May we be well, happy, peaceful, and free from suffering;
free from hatred, greed, ignorance, and delusions.

May those of us who are afflicted and suffering
find meaning in life, and through meaning find purpose,
through purposeful effort eventually virtue and merit,
and even happiness in living through suffering or affliction.

May no problems, sickness or accidents come to us, and may we always meet with success.
Also, may we have the patience, courage, understanding, and determination needed
to meet with, work through, and, if possible, transcend life's difficulties."

You might first want to take care of yourself, using "I" rather than "we",
After that saying the prayer with "we", including whomever you want in your prayer.
You might also want to name and project good will toward particular persons,
such as a teacher, parent, sibling, child, friend or adversaries.

Patience, courage, understanding, and determination
develop through Buddhism.

Sutra on Full Awareness of Breathing
A prior preface to practice is Sincerity
Back to Mind and Meditation.