Who will join me in this Prayer?

Oct 2013
697
Glenwood, Queensland, Australia
#1
Good morning true friends

In Gleanings there is this most interesting prayer. It has shades of the Fire Tablet, and shades of other of the Ancient Beauty's Prayers. Who is there that will join me in the regular (daily) saying of this prayer?

Think carefully. For what you ask for may be granted. Be sure you are prepared and willing. And if not today, then maybe tomorrow, or another day :cool:

Say: O my Lord, my Best-Beloved, the Mover of my actions, the Lode Star of my soul, the Voice that crieth in mine inmost being, the Object of mine heart's adoration! Praise be to Thee for having enabled me to turn my face towards Thee, for having set my soul ablaze through remembrance of Thee, for having aided Me to proclaim Thy Name and to sing Thy praises.

My God, my God! If none be found to stray from Thy path, how, then, can the ensign of Thy mercy be unfurled, or the banner of Thy bountiful favor be hoisted? And if iniquity be not committed, what is it that can proclaim Thee to be the Concealer of men's sins, the Ever-Forgiving, the Omniscient, the All-Wise? May my soul be a sacrifice to the trespasses of them that trespass against Thee, for upon such trespasses are wafted the sweet savors of the tender mercies of Thy Name, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful. May my life be laid down for the transgressions of such as transgress against Thee, for through them the breath of Thy grace and the fragrance of Thy loving-kindness are made known and diffused amongst men. May my inmost being be offered up for the sins of them that have sinned against Thee, for it is as a result of such sins that the Day Star of Thy manifold favors revealeth itself above the horizon of Thy bounty, and the clouds of Thy never-failing providence rain down their gifts upon the realities of all created things.

I am he, O my Lord, that hath confessed to Thee the multitude of his evil doings, that hath acknowledged what no man hath acknowledged. I have made haste to attain unto the ocean of Thy forgiveness, and have sought shelter beneath the shadow of Thy most gracious favor. Grant, I beseech Thee, O Thou Who art the Everlasting King and the Sovereign Protector of all men, that I may be enabled to manifest that which shall cause the hearts and souls of men to soar in the limitless immensity of Thy love, and to commune with Thy Spirit. Strengthen me through the power of Thy sovereignty, that I may turn all created things towards the Day Spring of Thy Manifestation and the Source of Thy Revelation. Aid me, O my Lord, to surrender myself wholly to Thy Will, and to arise and serve Thee, for I cherish this earthly life for no other purpose than to compass the Tabernacle of Thy Revelation and the Seat of Thy Glory. Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all else but Thee, and humble and subservient to Thy Will. Deal with me as it beseemeth Thee, and as it befitteth Thy highness and great glory.
(Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 310)
With my loving greetings

Romane
 
Mar 2013
491
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#2
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Apr 2014
158
Pennsylvania, USA
#3
Say: O my Lord, my Best-Beloved, the Mover of my actions, the Lode Star of my soul, the Voice that crieth in mine inmost being, the Object of mine heart's adoration! Praise be to Thee for having enabled me to turn my face towards Thee, for having set my soul ablaze through remembrance of Thee, for having aided Me to proclaim Thy Name and to sing Thy praises.

My God, my God! If none be found to stray from Thy path, how, then, can the ensign of Thy mercy be unfurled, or the banner of Thy bountiful favor be hoisted? And if iniquity be not committed, what is it that can proclaim Thee to be the Concealer of men's sins, the Ever-Forgiving, the Omniscient, the All-Wise? May my soul be a sacrifice to the trespasses of them that trespass against Thee, for upon such trespasses are wafted the sweet savors of the tender mercies of Thy Name, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful. May my life be laid down for the transgressions of such as transgress against Thee, for through them the breath of Thy grace and the fragrance of Thy loving-kindness are made known and diffused amongst men. May my inmost being be offered up for the sins of them that have sinned against Thee, for it is as a result of such sins that the Day Star of Thy manifold favors revealeth itself above the horizon of Thy bounty, and the clouds of Thy never-failing providence rain down their gifts upon the realities of all created things.

I am he, O my Lord, that hath confessed to Thee the multitude of his evil doings, that hath acknowledged what no man hath acknowledged. I have made haste to attain unto the ocean of Thy forgiveness, and have sought shelter beneath the shadow of Thy most gracious favor. Grant, I beseech Thee, O Thou Who art the Everlasting King and the Sovereign Protector of all men, that I may be enabled to manifest that which shall cause the hearts and souls of men to soar in the limitless immensity of Thy love, and to commune with Thy Spirit. Strengthen me through the power of Thy sovereignty, that I may turn all created things towards the Day Spring of Thy Manifestation and the Source of Thy Revelation. Aid me, O my Lord, to surrender myself wholly to Thy Will, and to arise and serve Thee, for I cherish this earthly life for no other purpose than to compass the Tabernacle of Thy Revelation and the Seat of Thy Glory. Thou seest me, O my God, detached from all else but Thee, and humble and subservient to Thy Will. Deal with me as it beseemeth Thee, and as it befitteth Thy highness and great glory.
(Gleanings from the Writings of Baha'u'llah, p. 310)


Wow! This is a beautiful prayer no doubt. I'm with you on this Romane. Thank you. :)

P.S. please pray for me right now as I'm going through a lot of confusion..

With Love and Peace brother.
 
Oct 2013
697
Glenwood, Queensland, Australia
#4
Close friend, Traveler

P.S. please pray for me right now as I'm going through a lot of confusion..

With Love and Peace brother.
Be assured of my prayers and also my unseen support and encouragement.

With my most warm greetings

Romane
 
Oct 2013
697
Glenwood, Queensland, Australia
#5
My much-loved friend, thefrog

I have missed you, and your presence here now warms my spirit.

With my warmest greetings

Romane
 
Sep 2010
4,461
Normanton Far North Queensland
#6
Good morning true friends

In Gleanings there is this most interesting prayer. It has shades of the Fire Tablet, and shades of other of the Ancient Beauty's Prayers. Who is there that will join me in the regular (daily) saying of this prayer?

Think carefully. For what you ask for may be granted. Be sure you are prepared and willing. And if not today, then maybe tomorrow, or another day :cool:



With my loving greetings

Romane

Romane Dear Friend - I love it, I will join in, would need to find it in a prayer book though. Can not ope the computer every morning!

God Bless and Regards Tony
 
Aug 2014
1,368
Blue Planet
#7
Good morning true friends

In Gleanings there is this most interesting prayer. It has shades of the Fire Tablet, and shades of other of the Ancient Beauty's Prayers. Who is there that will join me in the regular (daily) saying of this prayer?

Think carefully. For what you ask for may be granted. Be sure you are prepared and willing. And if not today, then maybe tomorrow, or another day :cool:



With my loving greetings

Romane
Oh, what I was looking for. what a beautiful prayer, sooo lovely. count me in. I am going to pray for you, all my dear friends and also for my own wish. pray for me as well :)

_by the way: shall I read it at a special time during my days or at any time in a day? (I'm going to start from today)
 
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Sep 2010
4,461
Normanton Far North Queensland
#8
Oh, what I was looking for. what a beautiful prayer, sooo lovely. count me in. I am going to pray for you, all my dear friends and also for my own wish. pray for me as well :)

_by the way: shall I read it at a special time during my days or at any time in a day? (I'm going to start from today)
As we will pray for you - Thank you dear Maryamr :yes:;)

Let us all pray for this world to find its Lord.

God Bless and Regards Tony
 
Oct 2013
697
Glenwood, Queensland, Australia
#9
Dear sister and friend, maryamr

Oh, what I was looking for. what a beautiful prayer, sooo lovely. count me in. I am going to pray for you, all my dear friends and also for my own wish. pray for me as well :)

_by the way: shall I read it at a special time during my days or at any time in a day? (I'm going to start from today)
Be assured you have been and still are in my prayers, that all your hopes and dreams may be answered.

As for when - there is no set time. The heart can commune with God at any time, the choice is your own; it is only a very few prayers, the Obligatory Prayers, which have instructions for time-of-day.

With my warmest greetings

Romane
 
Oct 2013
1,208
United States
#10
I especially love this part:

"My God, my God! If none be found to stray from Thy path, how, then, can the ensign of Thy mercy be unfurled, or the banner of Thy bountiful favor be hoisted? And if iniquity be not committed, what is it that can proclaim Thee to be the Concealer of men's sins, the Ever-Forgiving, the Omniscient, the All-Wise? May my soul be a sacrifice to the trespasses of them that trespass against Thee, for upon such trespasses are wafted the sweet savors of the tender mercies of Thy Name, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful. May my life be laid down for the transgressions of such as transgress against Thee, for through them the breath of Thy grace and the fragrance of Thy loving-kindness are made known and diffused amongst men. May my inmost being be offered up for the sins of them that have sinned against Thee, for it is as a result of such sins that the Day Star of Thy manifold favors revealeth itself above the horizon of Thy bounty, and the clouds of Thy never-failing providence rain down their gifts upon the realities of all created things."

Thank you, I'd been trying to re-locate this passage for a long time!
 

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