It is pretty sweet how Baha'i quotes always seem to open our eyes just a bit, even if they are familiar to us. My usual remark is I have been trying to be a Baha'i, for 30 plus years, sometimes it feels like I am getting close, sometimes not so much! So glad to have finally joined this forum and will pray for you too Josh. Already feeling a sense of community.
It is this we must strive to
13. O SON OF SPIRIT!
I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? Out of the essence of knowledge I gave thee being, why seekest thou enlightenment from anyone beside Me? Out of the clay of love I molded thee, how dost thou busy thyself, with another? Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting.
And thus God Gives us Prayers, like this;
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.
God Bless and Regards Tony