Al-Kāfi - Volume 2 > Supplications before Prayer (Daily Prayers)
Hadith #2

2ـ عِدَّةٌ مِنْ أَصْحَابِنَا عَنْ أَحْمَدَ بْنِ مُحَمَّدِ بْنِ خَالِدٍ عَنْ بَعْضِ أَصْحَابِنَا رَفَعَهُ قَالَ تَقُولُ قَبْلَ دُخُولِكَ فِي الصَّلاةِ اللهمَّ إِنِّي أُقَدِّمُ مُحَمَّداً نَبِيَّكَ (صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وآلِه) بَيْنَ يَدَيْ حَاجَتِي وَأَتَوَجَّهُ بِهِ إِلَيْكَ فِي طَلِبَتِي فَاجْعَلْنِي بِهِمْ وَجِيهاً فِي الدُّنْيَا وَالآخِرَةِ وَمِنَ الْمُقَرَّبِينَ اللهمَّ اجْعَلْ صَلاتِي بِهِمْ مُتَقَبَّلَةً وَذَنْبِي بِهِمْ مَغْفُوراً وَدُعَائِي بِهِمْ مُسْتَجَاباً يَا أَرْحَمَ الرَّاحِمِينَ.

2. A number of our people have narrated from Ahmad ibn Muhammad ibn Khalid from certain individuals of our people in a marfu’ manner from the Imam (a.s.) who has said the following: “Say before beginning the prayer, ‘O Lord, I give the lead to Muhammad Your Prophet for the help I need and turn to You through him for my request, grant me respect through him (and his Ahl al-Bayt) in this world and in the next and to be of the people close (to You), O Lord, deem my prayer through them acceptable, my sins forgiven and my call for help through them answered, O the Beneficent, the Merciful.’”