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Old 02-12-2016, 03:45 PM   #1
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A Leave of Absence, and More Learning

Hello my friends. Unfortunately this post will not be as cheery as my others, for a very terrible thing has happened to me. Today I have found out that my beloved apparently has an infection of sorts that is working it's way to her heart, and she may not make it past the start of July. It is very unfortunate and I will be by her side for these next few months as often as I can, and as a result I will not be able to participate much on these forums.

Are there any prayers that could be used here? I'm in a bit of distress and this probably isn't the question I should be asking but I'm very worried. I likely won't be responding to this thread until tomorrow because I will be heading off in a moment.

Thank you all.
 
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Old 02-12-2016, 03:51 PM   #2
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Lots and lots of such prayers. You'll soon have numerous replies and prayers coming your way. Just wanted to make a quick reply. Will return with more detail.

And don't leave. You'll have much useful information here.

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Old 02-12-2016, 03:54 PM   #3
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Thank you, I won't be leaving for another 5 minutes but I need to go see her, I'm so worried >.<
 
Old 02-12-2016, 04:02 PM   #4
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LONG HEALING PRAYER

He is the Healer, the Sufficer, the Helper, the All-Forgiving, the All-Merciful.

I call on Thee 0 Exalted One, 0 Faithful One, 0 Glorious One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Sovereign, 0 Upraiser, 0 Judge! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Peerless One, 0 Eternal One, 0 Single One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Most Praised One, 0 Holy One, 0 Helping One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Omniscient, 0 Most Wise, 0 Most Great One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Clement One, 0 Majestic One, 0 Ordaining One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Beloved One, 0 Cherished One, 0 Enraptured One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Mightiest One, 0 Sustaining One, 0 Potent One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Ruling One, 0 Self-Subsisting, 0 All-Knowing One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Spirit, 0 Light, 0 Most Manifest One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou Frequented by all, 0 Thou Known to all, 0 Thou Hidden from all! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Concealed One, 0 Triumphant One, 0 Bestowing One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Almighty, 0 Succoring One, 0 Concealing One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Fashioner, 0 Satisfier, 0 Uprooter! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Rising One, 0 Gathering One, 0 Exalting One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Perfecting One, 0 Unfettered One, 0 Bountiful One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Beneficent One, 0 Withholding One, 0 Creating One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Most Sublime One, 0 Beauteous One, 0 Bounteous One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Just One, 0 Gracious One, 0 Generous One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 All-Compelling, 0 Ever-Abiding, 0 Most Knowing One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Magnificent One, 0 Ancient of Days, 0 Magnanimous One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Well-guarded One, 0 Lord of Joy, 0 Desired One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou Kind to all, 0 Thou Compassionate with all, 0 Most Benevolent One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Haven for all, 0 Shelter to all, 0 All-Preserving One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou Succorer of all, 0 Thou Invoked by all, 0 Quickening One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Unfolder, 0 Ravager, 0 Most Clement One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou my Soul, 0 Thou my Beloved, 0 Thou my Faith! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Quencher of thirsts, 0 Transcendent Lord, 0 Most Precious One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Greatest Remembrance, 0 Noblest Name, 0 Most Ancient Way! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Most Lauded, 0 Most Holy, 0 Sanctified One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Unfastener, 0 Counselor, 0 Deliverer! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Friend, 0 Physician, 0 Captivating One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Glory, 0 Beauty, 0 Bountiful One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 the Most Trusted, 0 the Best Lover, 0 Lord of the Dawn! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Enkindler, 0 Brightener, 0 Bringer of Delight! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Lord of Bounty, 0 Most Compassionate, 0 Most Merciful One! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Constant One, 0 Life-giving One, 0 Source of all Being! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou Who penetratest all things, 0 All-Seeing God, 0 Lord of Unerance! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Manifest yet Hidden, 0 Unseen yet Renowned, 0 Onlooker sought by all! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

I call on Thee 0 Thou Who slayest the Lovers, 0 God of Grace to the wicked! Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

O Sufficer, I call on Thee, 0 Sufficer!

O Healer, I call on Thee, 0 Healer!

O Abider, I call on Thee, 0 Abider!

Thou the Ever-Abiding, 0 Thou Abiding One!

Sanctified art Thou, 0 my God! I beseech Thee by Thy generosity, whereby the portals of Thy bounty and grace were opened wide, whereby the Temple of Thy Holiness was established upon the throne of eternity; and by Thy mercy whereby Thou didst invite all created things unto the table of Thy bounties and bestowals; and by Thy grace whereby Thou didst respond, in Thine own Self with Thy word "Yea!" on behalf of all in heaven and earth, at the hour when Thy sovereignty and Thy grandeur stood revealed, at the dawn-time when the might of Thy dominion was made manifest. And again do I beseech Thee, by these most beauteous names, by these most noble and sublime attributes, and by Thy most Exalted Remembrance, and by Thy pure and spotless Beauty, and by Thy hidden Light in the most hidden pavilion, and by Thy Name, cloaked with the garment of affliction every morn and eve, to protect the bearer of this blessed Tablet, and whoso reciteth it, and whoso cometh upon it, and whoso passeth around the house wherein it is. Heal Thou, then, by it every sick, diseased and poor one, from every tribulation and distress, from every loathsome affliction and sorrow, and guide Thou by it whosoever desireth to enter upon the paths of Thy guidance, and the ways of Thy forgiveness and grace.

Thou art verily the Powerful, the All-Sufficing, the Healing, the Protector, the Giving, the Compassionate, the All-Generous, the All-Merciful.
 
Old 02-12-2016, 04:05 PM   #5
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A link concerning the Long Healing Prayer: Understanding the Power in the Long Healing Prayer | Susan Gammage: Bahai-inspired Author
 
Old 02-12-2016, 07:42 PM   #6
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The Tablet of Ahmad will also help you during your own hardships, dear Saveyist
 
Old 02-12-2016, 11:37 PM   #7
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One that has kept me safe for many a year is this by Abdul'Bhaha

"Take some honey, recite “Ya Baha-ul-ABHA,” and eat a little thereof for several days. For these thy prevailing diseases are not on account of sins, but they are to make thee detest this world and know that there is no rest and composure in this temporal life".

I like it because Honey is a Miracle food and it does have powerful healing properties. It will be much used in the future.

Regards Tony
 
Old 02-13-2016, 12:01 AM   #8
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I will pray for you and your beloved. and the prayer I suggest to you is the repetition of "Allaho Abha" as much as you can each day and not just with your tongue from deep in your heart. meditate on it each time you repeat it to find the deep power of it.
 
Old 02-13-2016, 01:45 AM   #9
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Greetings Saveyist,

Always be aware that Bahá'ís can be found all over the world. So no matter in what town or country you may find yourself in, you will often find Bahá'ís that can be of assistance to you. Never be afraid to contact Bahá'ís if you think you need their support in a practical or spiritual manner.

In some countries Bahá'ís are legally registered chaplains and they are trained for dealing with issues like this. As they are trained in multi-faith issues this should not present an issue with regards to the beliefs of your wife and family. The most important thing is not to feel alone if you think you need any help.

In addition to this you can request prayers for your wife, family and yourself to be offered in the Holy Shrines and the Resting Place of Shoghi Effendi. If you feel you need this support simply contact your National Spiritual Assembly and they can help arrange this for you. This can be enormously comforting. In addition Bahá'ís returning to your country from Pilgrimage can carry gifts that are intended for you. These can include rose petals gathered from the Holy Shrines of the Báb and Bahá'u'lláh.

Naturally my family will be thinking and praying for your wife, family and yourself in our prayers during this difficult time for all of you.

Earth

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Old 02-13-2016, 05:49 PM   #10
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You and your beloved will be in our thoughts each time we pray. We will storm heaven on your behalf beloved brother
 
Old 02-13-2016, 08:23 PM   #11
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I am so very sorry to hear this. I also recommend the long healing prayer. <3
 
Old 02-14-2016, 10:47 AM   #12
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She is certainly in my prayers.
 
Old 02-14-2016, 03:29 PM   #13
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Well, fortunately whatever is causing her issue (They still won't tell me EXACTLY what it is :/) is going away, she opted to try a sort of experimental medicine though I personally wasn't sure to think. But from what they've told me, the medicine so far has suppressed her illness. Looks like she's on the road to recovery

Thank you all so much, I'm very glad to have such wonderful supporting individuals in my life.
 
Old 02-14-2016, 03:44 PM   #14
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Well, fortunately whatever is causing her issue (They still won't tell me EXACTLY what it is :/) is going away, she opted to try a sort of experimental medicine though I personally wasn't sure to think. But from what they've told me, the medicine so far has suppressed her illness. Looks like she's on the road to recovery

Thank you all so much, I'm very glad to have such wonderful supporting individuals in my life.
Great to hear, always remember the Honey

Regards Tony
 
Old 02-14-2016, 05:37 PM   #15
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Well, fortunately whatever is causing her issue (They still won't tell me EXACTLY what it is :/) is going away, she opted to try a sort of experimental medicine though I personally wasn't sure to think. But from what they've told me, the medicine so far has suppressed her illness. Looks like she's on the road to recovery

Thank you all so much, I'm very glad to have such wonderful supporting individuals in my life.
Dear Saveyist,
You did a very wise thing to tell us about it right away. I didn't want to say it then, but my first thought was that this is exactly the kind of case where prayer can make the diffference - a very difficult medical problem, but still in the early stages.

My conviction is that prayer works best when it's hardly noticed. It's difficult to pray away an erupting volcano or a sinking ship, but it's possibe to avoid such things through every day prayer - not for nothing, 'Abdu'l-Bahá had a ticket for Titanic's last voyage but had His plans changed.

I'm very happy for your sake and hope that your dear one will recover soon.

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Old 02-15-2016, 02:07 AM   #16
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when I heard about the problem, in my heart I had the feeling that it will be cured
I am very happy that she is getting better....
may you always be happy together.
 
Old 02-15-2016, 10:32 AM   #17
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will pray daily for recovery

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Hello my friends. Unfortunately this post will not be as cheery as my others, for a very terrible thing has happened to me. Today I have found out that my beloved apparently has an infection of sorts that is working it's way to her heart, and she may not make it past the start of July. It is very unfortunate and I will be by her side for these next few months as often as I can, and as a result I will not be able to participate much on these forums.

Are there any prayers that could be used here? I'm in a bit of distress and this probably isn't the question I should be asking but I'm very worried. I likely won't be responding to this thread until tomorrow because I will be heading off in a moment.

Thank you all.
As a friend has already said she will be in our thoughts and prayers until we hear better news.
much love
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