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THE LOVE OF GOD
Some Bahá'í prayers to bring
us, our family and friends closer to God.
When we pray, we are turning our hearts to God. Baháulláh,
the Báb and Abdul-Bahá wrote many beautiful prayers to help us do this.
These prayers can be read in Private or with our friends and family.
Pray to God that He may strengthen you in
divine virtue, so that you may be as angels in the world
GUIDANCE COMFORT DIFFICULTIES MORNING TRAVELLING COMPASSION
HEALING YOUTH DAILY PRAYER PRAISE STRENGTH UNITY COURAGE
PURITY FORGIVENESS ASSISTANCE UNDERSTANDING CONFIRMATION
CHILDREN TENDERNESS FOR THE DEPARTED CONTENTMENT
O God, guide
me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the mighty and
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart.
Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I
will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will
no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the
unpleasant things of life.
O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say:
Praised be God! He is God! All are his servants, and all abide by his bidding!
I have awakened in Thy shelter, O my God, and it
becometh him that seeketh that shelter to abide within the sanctuary of Thy protection and
the Stronghold of Thy defence. Illumine my inner being, O my Lord, with the splendours of
the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation, even as Thou didst illumine my outer being with the
morning light of Thy favour.
I have risen this morning by Thy grace, O my God, and
left my home trusting wholly in Thee, and committing myself to Thy care. Send down, then,
upon me, out of the heaven of Thy mercy, a blessing from Thy side, and enable me to return
home in safety even as Thou didst enable me to set out under Thy protection with my
thoughts fixed steadfastly upon Thee.
There is none other God but Thee, the One, the Incomparable, the All-Knowing, the
O Thou the Compassionate God! Bestow upon me a heart,
which like unto a glass, may be illumined with the light of Thy love, and confer upon me a
thought which may change this world into a rose-garden through the spiritual bounty. Thou
art the Compassionate, the Merciful! Thou art the Great beneficent God!
Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of
Thee is my remedy. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for thee is my companion. Thy
mercy to me is my healing and my succour in both this world and the world to come. Thou,
verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.
O Lord! Make this youth radiant, and confer Thy bounty
upon this poor creature. Bestow upon him knowledge, grant him added strength at the break
of every morn and guard him, within the shelter of Thy protection so that he may be freed
from error, may devote himself to the service of Thy Cause, may guide the wayward, lead
the hapless, free the captives and awaken the heedless, that all may be blessed with Thy
remembrance and praise. Thou art the mighty and the Powerful
I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to
know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy
might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.
There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.
Glory be to Thee, O God, for Thy manifestation of love
to mankind! O Thou Who art our Life and Light, guide Thy servants in Thy way, and make us
rich in Thee and free from all save thee.
O God, teach us Thy Oneness and give us a realization of Thy Unity, that we may see no one
save Thee. Thou art the merciful and the Giver of bounty!
O God, create in the hearts of Thy beloved the fire of Thy love, that it may consume the
thought of everything save Thee.
Reveal to us, O God, Thine exalted eternity -- that Thou hast ever been and will ever be,
and that there is no God save Thee. Verily, in Thee will we find comfort and strength.
O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants,
and reveal unto them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy
law. Help them, O God, in their endeavour, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God,
leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge and
cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.
God grant that the light of unity may envelope the
whole earth, and that the seal, 'the Kingdom is Gods', may be stamped upon the brow
of all its people.
O Lord, my God! Assist Thy loved ones to be firm in Thy
Faith, to walk in Thy ways, to be steadfast in Thy Cause. Give them Thy grace to withstand
the onslaught of self and passion, to follow the light of Divine Guidance. Thou art the
Powerful, the Gracious, the self-Subsisting, the Bestower, the Compassionate, the
Almighty, the All-Bountiful.
O Thou forgiving God! These servants are turning to Thy
kingdom and seeking Thy grace and bounty. O God! Make their hearts good and pure in order
that they may become worthy of Thy love. Purify and sanctify the spirits that the light of
the Sun of Reality may shine upon them. Purify and sanctify the eyes that they may
perceive Thy light. Purify and sanctify the ears in order that they may hear the call of
O Lord! Verily we are weak, but Thou art mighty.
Verily, we are poor, but Thou art rich, We are the seekers, and Thou art the One sought. O
Lord! Have compassion upon us to forgive us; bestow upon us such capacity and the
receptiveness that we may be worthy of Thy favours and become attracted to Thy kingdom,
that we may drink deep of the water of life, may be enkindled by the fire of Thy love, and
be resuscitated through the breaths of the Holy Spirit in this radiant century.
O thou incomparable God! O Thou Lord of the Kingdom!
These souls are Thy heavenly army. Assist them and with the cohorts of the Supreme
Concourse, make them victorious; so that each on may become like unto a regiment and
conquer these countries through the love of God and the illumination of divine teachings.
O God! Be thou their supporter and their helper, and in the wilderness, the mountain, the
valley, the forests, the prairies, and the seas, be Thou their confidant so that
they may cry out through the power of the Kingdom and the breath of the Holy Spirit!
O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy Kingdom of
oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding
Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful
age! O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so
that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.
O Lord! I am single, alone and lowly. For me there is
no support save Thee and no sustainer beside Thee. Confirm me in Thy service, assist me
with the cohorts of Thy angels, make me victorious in the promotion of Thy Word and suffer
me to speak out Thy wisdom among Thy creatures. Verily, Thou art the helper of the weak
and the defender of the little ones, and verily, Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty, and
O God! Educate these children. These children are the
plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain
fall upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be
trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art
O God, my God! Aid Thou Thy trusted servants to have
loving and tender hearts. Help them to spread, amongst all the nations of the earth, the
light of guidance that cometh from the Company on high, Verily, Thou art the Strong, the
Powerful, the Mighty, the All-Subduing, the Ever-Giving. Verily, Thou art the generous,
the Gentle, the Tender, the Most Bountiful.
O my God! O Thou forgiver of sins! Bestower of gifts!
Dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech Thee to forgive the sins of such as have abandoned the physical garment
and have ascended to the spiritual world.
O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness
into light. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure
water, and grant them to behold Thy splendours on the loftiest mount.
O Lord! Unto Thee I repair for refuge and toward all
Thy signs I set my heart.
O Lord! Whether travelling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my
whole trust in Thee.
Grant me then Thy sufficing help so as to make me independent of all things, O Thou who
art unsurpassed in Thy mercy!
Bestow upon me my portion O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with
whatsoever Thou had ordained for me.
Thine is the absolute authority to command.
LOVE OF GOD
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