When we join our voices and our hearts together with pure intentions, the power of our prayers is greatly amplified. Just as a drop of water when merged with a great ocean becomes inseparable from the vastness of the ocean, each participant of group prayer accumulates the amount of merit equal to the merit accumulated by all participants.
In fact, all the world’s spiritual traditions emphasize the tremendous power of group prayer and practice! With our voices combined, our prayers will resound throughout all of space.
May the ocean of merit be thoroughly completed,
may the ocean of wisdom be thoroughly purified,
may the ocean of prayers without exception be completely fulfilled,
and thus may all beings become especially exalted.
~ Dedication verse from the 16 Arhats Ritual