G. I. Gurdjieff Quote
Any prayer may be heard by the Higher Powers and a corresponding answer obtained only if it is uttered thrice:
Firstly—for the welfare or the peace of the souls of one’s parents.
Secondly—for the welfare of one’s neighbor.
And only thirdly—for oneself personally.
All and Everything: Beelzebub's Tales to His Grandson (1950)