"So today’s Puja is specially to be done with a prayer in your heart that:
Shri Ganesha, please be kind and merciful and forgiving that You manifest within ourselves. Let all these hypocritical things, all these conditionings and all these wrong ideas we have or all the wrong life we have had, should just disappear like thin air, and let the beautiful moonlight of your soothing qualities of innocence be manifested through us. Let us manifest these qualities.
This is what is to be asked."
Prayer at the end of Shri Ganesha Puja 1990, Lansersbach, Austria
And a prayer from Shri Ganesha Puja 1986 in San Diego CA, The first thing you must ask for is the pure Ganesha, Nirmal Ganesha within you. "Oh, Mother, please give us the blessings of establishment of purity in our Ganesh Principle."