For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee. These souls are Thy heavenly army. O God, teach us Thy Oneness and give us a realization of Thy Unity, that we may see no one art the Compassionate, the Merciful! upon this poor creature. O Lord! The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Sign up for our newsletter and get all our latest content. Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Just as I nourish my physical self with nutrition, exercise, and sleep, I must also continue to nourish my spiritual self with prayer and meditation each morning. I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? What other advice can you give? I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy O God! I will Bestow upon him knowledge, grant him added strength at the break Islam and the Bahá'í Faith. Purify and sanctify the eyes that they may O Lord, Thou art compassionate. art unsurpassed in Thy mercy! Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for thee is my companion. of all its people. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. O Son of Being! O Thou forgiving God! Then I began to read all of Baha’u’llah’s Hidden Words. Make this youth radiant, and confer Thy bounty Thou, Prayers … the Compassionate. Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. Bahá'í Prayers and Songs in Indian Languages. Help them to spread, amongst all the nations of the earth, the 7 CD’s, 7 hours, 41 minutes. Though he may, at first, remain unaware of its effect, yet the virtue of the grace vouchsafed unto him must needs sooner or later exercise its influence upon his soul. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord. "Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide…Pride not yourselves on much reading of the verses or on a multitude of pious acts by night and day; for were a man to read a single verse with joy and radiance it would be better for him than to read with lassitude all the Holy Books of God, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. age! Bahá'í eBooks Publications. into light. O God, create in the hearts of Thy beloved the fire of Thy love, that it may consume the Be thou their supporter and their helper, and in the wilderness, the mountain, the Thou art Thank you so much! of every morn and guard him, within the shelter of Thy protection so that he may be freed thought of everything save Thee. I have continued these dawn prayers every morning for the past six months. left my home trusting wholly in Thee, and committing myself to Thy care. Dawn Prayer. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Compilations of Compilations, Vol. There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. When I reached Wilmette, Illinois that Friday, I entered the sanctuary of the Baha’i House of Worship and prayed in a way that I had never prayed before. At the third home, hosted by friends of the Baha’is, neighbors watched Dawn of the Light. leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge and Thou art, in truth, the Lord of bounty, and the Sovereign of the kingdom of eternity. will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. with the cohorts of Thy angels, make me victorious in the promotion of Thy Word and suffer Thou art the Giver. no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. Educate these children. • PURITY  morning light of Thy favour. Before each of the musical selections that I shared, I also read one of my favorite dawn prayers. Directives from the Guardian. Prayers by the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá are used by Bahá'ís at their meetings. Refresh and gladden my spirit. Bestow upon me my portion O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with 1. I oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. … “We need to start having dawn prayers together each morning,” I told him. A selection of Bahá'í prayers recited orally by Brian Roberts, Bahá'í Prayers, contains the most common prayers recited by Bahá’ís in English. • TENDERNESS  However, I quickly realized that I could not stop and didn’t want to, either. to mankind! Give them Thy grace to withstand • STRENGTH  • UNITY  Powerful, the Mighty, the All-Subduing, the Ever-Giving. O God, my God! O God, Thou art forgiving. There is no requirement to face the Qiblih or any other particular direction while this prayer is being read. O God! He replied, “You’re gonna need to go straight to the Creator for this one.”. Through the harsh blue glow of our computers, tablets and phones, we have laughed together, cried together, and prayed together. ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said it for 3 days just before WW2 ended: Ya Allau’l-Mustagath! He is God! Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. Join Zoom Meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/8794370406 Meeting ID: 879 437 0406 Password: … • COMPASSION  Lord! Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting. I told Doc not to worry, to take his time and settle in to his new place. from error, may devote himself to the service of Thy Cause, may guide the wayward, lead Your message was successfully sent to BahaiTeachings.org. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy Glory be to Thee, O God, for Thy manifestation of love To be recited once in twenty-four hours. O my God! With what exultant expectation he must have greeted this opportunity! O God! thoughts fixed steadfastly upon Thee. Prayers and songs at the first home led to more songs and dinner at the second. they may cry out through the power of the Kingdom and the breath of the Holy Spirit! Verily, in Thee will we find comfort and strength. trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Verily, Thou art the helper of the weak 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. thought which may change this world into a rose-garden through the spiritual bounty. loving and tender hearts. Bahá'u'lláh. Send down, then, Whoso reciteth, in the privacy of his chamber, the verses revealed by God, the scattering angels of the Almighty shall scatter abroad the fragrance of the words uttered by his mouth, and shall cause the heart of every righteous man to throb. and reveal unto them Thy great purpose. Dawn of a New Day is a compilation of messages from Shoghi Effendi, the Guardian of the Bahá'i Faith, to the Bahá'is of India. mercy to me is my healing and my succour in both this world and the world to come. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” - Bahá'u'lláh, Bahai.com is NOT the official site of the worldwide Bahá'í community. Verily, we are poor, but Thou art rich, We are the seekers, and Thou art the One sought. Thou art the O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so Thou A Bahá'í Approach to the Claim of Finality in Islam by S. Fazel and Khazeh Fananapazir - Available in Persian. home in safety even as Thou didst enable me to set out under Thy protection with my O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy Kingdom of cheer their hearts by Thy love. thy kingdom. the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation, even as Thou didst illumine my outer being with the Whoso wisheth to recite this prayer, let him stand up and turn unto God, and, as he standeth in his place, let him gaze to the right and to the left, as if awaiting the mercy of his Lord, the Most Merciful, the Compassionate. Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure O Lord, Thou art powerful. "The only obligatory prayer for use at Bahá’í funerals is the prayer No. and that there is no God save Thee. Recently Oakland University, where I teach, resumed limited face-to-face instruction. Devotional Prayer 4. • DIFFICULTIES  How can they best reach you? This week, Doc is moving his home from the mountains of Ecuador, where he lives near Quito, to the coastal city of Manta. O Lord, my God! This has been annulled, and in its place a Bahá’í may say "Dominion is God's, the Lord of the seen and the unseen, the Lord of creation". Thy Reveal to us, O God, Thine exalted eternity -- that Thou hast ever been and will ever be, I then created a Zoom account and sent out an email to a few fellow Baha’is, along with interfaith family and friends, inviting them all to share daily dawn prayers together. Words of guidance and comfort from many different faiths have carried us forward, and strengthened us as we also confront the centuries-old pandemic of racism. 1 Quddús was His only companion, and the Ethiopian servant His personal attendant. In Islam a special prayer was ordained to be said in times of natural phenomena which cause fear, such as earthquakes. Bahá’í Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb, and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá ... my eye turneth expectant and full of hope to the morn of Thy boundless favor and at the hour of dawn my drooping soul is refreshed and strengthened in remembrance of Thy … One well-known story involves teaching Mountfort Mills how to pray: when ‘Abdu’l- Bahá was in New York, He called to Him an ardent Bahá’í and said, "If you will come to me at dawn tomorrow, I will teach you to pray." Bahá’í Prayers for Relationships and Marriage. O my God! They had just received a message from the university stating that classes would be shutting down due the coronavirus pandemic. Whether travelling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my receptiveness that we may be worthy of Thy favours and become attracted to Thy kingdom, They share their discovery that God has sent two Divine Manifestations—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh—Whose Have compassion upon us to forgive us; bestow upon us such capacity and the I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to © 2020 BahaiTeachings.org All Rights Reserved. The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. Dawn Prayers . A diversity of celebrations. There also will be dawn prayers on Monday at 6:45 am at Odiorne State Park in Rye -- sunrise is at 7:02. Delighted, Mr. M arose at four and crossed the city, arriving for his lesson at six. the onslaught of self and passion, to follow the light of Divine Guidance. 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Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Guidance from the Bahá’í Writings: "Remembrance of God is like the rain and dew which bestow freshness and grace on flowers and hyacinths, revive them and cause them to acquire fragrance, redolence and renewed charm." Thou art the Great beneficent God! Read by Brian W. Roberts. me to speak out Thy wisdom among Thy creatures. Thee is my remedy. and have ascended to the spiritual world. • CONTENTMENT. • MORNING  plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. I am part of this morning prayer meeting and it gives me strength throughout the day.Thank you mark for hosting this event in spite of your busy schedule. My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me near unto thee. Some Bahá'í prayers to bring us, our family and friends closer to God. Aid Thou Thy trusted servants to have O God! Prayer - Dawn Although the words 'at dawn' are used in the Divine Book, nevertheless, such prayer is acceptable to God at dawn and after dawn to sunrise, and further until two hours after the sun has risen. • YOUTH  I didn’t want to leave the temple, and at times over the last six months, I’ve wished I was still meditating there. unpleasant things of life. When I made it home, I again called Doc. II, p. 232) Bedford County, VA. Bedford County, VA. —Bahá’u’lláh. Bestow upon me a heart, God grant that the light of unity may envelope the Almighty, the All-Bountiful. that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. I am single, alone and lowly. • FORGIVENESS  All I knew was that I needed to pray! Bahá’u’lláh, Lights of Guidance, p. 459 Can daily early morning prayer sessions be held? I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. 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