Dedications of merit

All practices can be said to accumulate merit for us. But, in the mahayana tradition, whenever we finish our practice, we dedicate this merit to benefit all sentient beings

Dedication prayer

By this merit, may all attain perfect awakening,
And, rising above all forces of negativity,
Going beyond the turbulence of birth, old age, sickness and death,
Free all beings from the ocean of Samsara.

OR...

Tibetan English
Gewa diyi nyurdu dag By this virtue may I quickly
Chag-gya chen-po drupgyur nay Attain the state of Mahamudra, and then
Drowa chigkyang malu pa Lead every being without exception
Kye-yi sala gö par shog To that very state!