“The foundation of all good qualities is the kind and perfect, pure guru;
Correct devotion to him is the root of the path.
By clearly seeing this and applying great effort,
Please bless me to rely upon him with great respect.”
From Foundation of All Good Qualities by Je Tsong Khapa, as published in Essential Buddhist Prayers: An FPMT Prayer Book, volume 1. Translated by Jampal Lhundrup. FPMT, Inc. Available on-line from Lama Yeshe Wisdom Archive.