Tikal's Prayer is a mantra which has been used exclusively by the echidnas of the Knuckles Clan. It is often used by the clan to draw out the full potential of the Master Emerald's power. The prayer has many variations, although its most recognizable version is as following:
Tikal's Prayer describes the relationship between the Chaos Emeralds, Master Emerald and their users. "The seven Chaos Emeralds are the servers" refers to the seven Chaos Emeralds; "Our hearts intensify their power..." refers to the Emeralds' chaos energy and their ability to turn people's thoughts into power; and "The controller is the one that unifies the Chaos" refers to the Master Emerald and its ability to control the Chaos Emeralds.
Tikal's Prayer was known to exist many generations ago, but its origins are unknown. Tikal was a practitioner of this chant, but it was first when she discovered the Master Emerald that she understood its true meaning.Masake, Hiro (2 October 2004). "A Robot Rebels". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 29.
When Chaos went on a rampage, Tikal used the prayer to contain Chaos and herself within the Master Emerald.Masake, Hiro (23 October 2004). "Flood Fight". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 32.
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inspiring him to make a risky alliance with Dr. Eggman to get back to his world.Miki, Koji (20 March 2004). "A Dastardly Deed". Sonic X. Season 1. Episode 25.
While onboard the Space Colony ARK, Knuckles used Tikal's Prayer in order to call upon the Master Emerald to nullify the power of the Chaos Emeralds and prevent the ARK from crashing into Earth.Masake, Hiro (21 December 2003). "Showdown in Space (Japanese dub)". Sonic X. Season 2. Episode 38.
During the war against the Metarex, Knuckles would often use Tikal's Prayer to make the Master Emerald provide a power boost for the Blue Typhoon, a spaceship where the gem served as the vessel's power source.