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Old 12-15-2016, 09:27 AM   #1
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Prayer Question

Sorry for all the questions today, it happens some times when I get to readin'.

Reading this:

To none is it permitted to mutter sacred verses before the public gaze as he walketh in the street or marketplace; nay rather, if he wish to magnify the Lord, it behoveth him to do so in such places as have been erected for this purpose, or in his own home.
Does anyone have any advice on performing the mid-day obligatory prayer during a common workday without transgressing upon the above commandment?? I'm a bit uncertain as to how to go about doing that. Is it proper for the obligatory prayer be performed silently??
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Old 12-18-2016, 04:14 PM   #2
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From a letter written on behalf of the Guardian:

"The daily prayers are to be said each one for himself, aloud or silent makes no difference. There is no congregational prayer except that for the dead. We read healing and other prayers in our meetings, but the daily prayer is a personal obligation, so someone else reading it is not quite the same thing as saying it for yourself..."

- From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi to an individual believer, 31 January 1949

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