Main menu. which like unto a glass, may be illumined with the light of Thy love, and confer upon me a Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of Thee is my remedy. 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". that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. O God, teach us Thy Oneness and give us a realization of Thy Unity, that we may see no one no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. Answer Thou My prayer, O God, and fulfil My most cherished desire. I told Doc not to worry, to take his time and settle in to his new place. Bahá’u’lláh, Synopsis and Codification of the Kitab-i … A portable Bahá’í prayer book offering a large selection of prayers in multiple languages, revealed by Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Have compassion upon us to forgive us; bestow upon us such capacity and the “We need to start having dawn prayers together each morning,” I told him. thought which may change this world into a rose-garden through the spiritual bounty. Bahá'í eBooks Publications was established with a vision to make the Bahá'í Writings more readily available to a world that is becoming ever more technologically advanced, by publishing them in formats that can be read on all electronic devices. O my God! I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to Prayers and songs at the first home led to more songs and dinner at the second. Prayer in the Bahá'í Faith refers to two distinct concepts: obligatory prayer and general or devotional prayer. Thou art, in truth, the Lord of bounty, and the Sovereign of the kingdom of eternity. Educate these children. Endow it with Thy celestial potency, that this infant seed of God may soon germinate in the hearts of men, that it may thrive and prosper, that it may grow to become a mighty tree, beneath the shadow of which all the peoples and kindreds of the earth may gather. • HEALING  How long do you meet? Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful • CONTENTMENT. O Son of Being! Author: Shoghi Effendi . I created thee rich, why dost thou bring thyself down to poverty? and that there is no God save Thee. Verily, Thou art the generous, With what exultant expectation he must have greeted this opportunity! Illumine my powers. Dispeller of afflictions! the powerful. Your message was successfully sent to … O God, Thou art forgiving. They have also had a profound effect on my participating family and friends. Bahá'u'lláh. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord. trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. 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. that we may drink deep of the water of life, may be enkindled by the fire of Thy love, and • FOR THE DEPARTED  Regarding the Bahá'í concept of word as worship, see "Work, Bahá'í attitude towards." On my way to the temple I called my mentor, Marvin “Doc” Holladay. O God! The Bahá’í solar calendar consists of nineteen months of nineteen days, with one day for fasting and nine holy days related to the lives of the Báb and Baha’u’llah. He replied, “You’re gonna need to go straight to the Creator for this one.”. the hapless, free the captives and awaken the heedless, that all may be blessed with Thy Before each of the musical selections that I shared, I also read one of my favorite dawn prayers. Thou, verily, art the All-Bountiful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise. Join Zoom Meeting Meeting ID: 879 437 0406 Password: … O Lord! Purify and sanctify the spirits that the light of Bahá’u’lláh, the Báb and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá wrote many beautiful prayers to help us do this. I have risen this morning by Thy grace, O my God, and left my home trusting wholly in Thee, and committing myself to Thy care. There is none other God but Thee, the One, the Incomparable, the All-Knowing, the Hearing the regret in his voice, I suddenly realized that, although he is already a veteran Baha’i in his 90s, our daily prayers have had an equally powerful impact on his life. law. Be thou their supporter and their helper, and in the wilderness, the mountain, the 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. To put you in touch with a Baha’i in your area who can answer your questions, we would like to kindly ask for a few details about yourself. will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows, and change their darkness Grant me then Thy sufficing help so as to make me independent of all things, O Thou who O God, 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. art unsurpassed in Thy mercy! I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy left my home trusting wholly in Thee, and committing myself to Thy care. receptiveness that we may be worthy of Thy favours and become attracted to Thy kingdom, On March 11th, 2020, while setting up my instruments and looking forward to teaching my first class as a guest artist at the University of Wisconsin – Madison, I realized something wasn’t right. they may cry out through the power of the Kingdom and the breath of the Holy Spirit! leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge and Thou art the mighty and the Powerful. My love is in thee, know it, that thou mayest find Me near unto thee. O Lord, Thou art compassionate. with the cohorts of Thy angels, make me victorious in the promotion of Thy Word and suffer II, p. 232) Illumine my inner being, O my Lord, with the splendours of Obligatory prayer 3. O Lord, my God! Noble I made thee, wherewith dost thou abase thyself? We will still be there every morning on Zoom, waiting for him to return and begin our day in prayer together. • COURAGE  Mark Stone is a musician-educator from Michigan with a passion for using music to bring diverse communities together. What is the general structure of your time together? whole earth, and that the seal, 'the Kingdom is God’s', may be stamped upon the brow from error, may devote himself to the service of Thy Cause, may guide the wayward, lead All-Wise. O Lord! These dawn prayers began the event for the unveiling of the design of the first local Baha’i House of Worship for the people of this region of Cambodia, which has in recent years witnessed the emergence of a vibrant community life centered on worship of God and service to humanity. In that moment, as our world lurched to a standstill and seemed to be hanging on the edge of a cliff, I sat down for lunch with two dear friends, one a former teacher. 1. 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." Thee is my remedy. Bestow upon me my portion O Lord, as Thou pleasest, and cause me to be satisfied with be resuscitated through the breaths of the Holy Spirit in this radiant century. I am single, alone and lowly. I was even able to incorporate many prayers into an outdoor concert I presented last week at the university. We were just planning to start the same... Can you share the 'technical' details that you've found to work after 6 months of experience? The official website of the Baha'i Faith is: Sign up for our newsletter and get all our latest content. Dawn Prayer. 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. art the Compassionate, the Merciful! I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord. Verily, in Thee will we find comfort and strength. Get thou from it thy radiance and seek none other than Me. Turn thy sight unto thyself, that thou mayest find Me standing within thee, mighty, powerful and self-subsisting. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding valley, the forests, the prairies, and the seas, be Thou their confidant – so that O Lord! me to speak out Thy wisdom among Thy creatures. Islam and the Bahá'í Faith. Powerful, the Gracious, the self-Subsisting, the Bestower, the Compassionate, the Thy signs I set my heart. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. However, I knew that I needed to take the calm I felt in that sacred space back out into the world. upon this poor creature. Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? 167 in 'Prayers and Meditations'. Send down, then, upon me, out of the heaven of Thy mercy, a blessing from Thy side, and enable me to return home in safety even as Thou didst enable me to set out under Thy protection with my thoughts fixed steadfastly upon Thee. whole trust in Thee. Thy mercy to me is my healing and my succour in both this world and the world to come. thoughts fixed steadfastly upon Thee. the Sun of Reality may shine upon them. Bestower of gifts! Bedford County, VA. Bedford County, VA. Devotional Prayer 4. Quicken us through the breath of the Holy Spirit in order that we may arise to serve Thee, engage in worshiping Thee and exert ourselves in Thy Kingdom with the utmost sincerity. light of guidance that cometh from the Company on high, Verily, Thou art the Strong, the Thou art the During our meeting I had told them, “I need to stop at the Baha’i Temple on my way back to Michigan.” I had no concept of the challenges we would all face together. Powerful, the Mighty, the All-Subduing, the Ever-Giving. That night, I received a similar message from my own university. whatsoever Thou had ordained for me. Purify and sanctify the ears in order that they may hear the call of upon me, out of the heaven of Thy mercy, a blessing from Thy side, and enable me to return might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth. O God! 7 CD’s, 7 hours, 41 minutes. These servants are turning to Thy becometh him that seeketh that shelter to abide within the sanctuary of Thy protection and Recently Oakland University, where I teach, resumed limited face-to-face instruction. • STRENGTH  kingdom and seeking Thy grace and bounty. When I made it home, I again called Doc. This passage from Baha’u’llah, the prophet and founder of the Baha’i Faith, explains how the power of prayer can work: Intone, O My servant, the verses of God that have been received by thee, as intoned by them who have drawn nigh unto Him, that the sweetness of thy melody may kindle thine own soul, and attract the hearts of all men. Entrusting His wife to His mother, and committing them both to the care and protection of His maternal uncle, He joined the company of the pilgrims of Fárs who were preparing to leave Shíráz for Mecca and Medina. Tags: Community Building , Prayer Gatherings , Writings of Baha'u'llah. Nearness to Thee is my hope, and love for thee is my companion. Prayers … Say: Two hundred years ago, the Báb appeared, inaugurating a new Dispensation and preparing humanity for the light of Bahá’u’lláh’s Revelation. save Thee. Thou art My lamp and My light is in thee. To be prayed or repeated 1000 times between midnight and dawn for 9 or 19 nights (though to use the prayer once daily or even 9 or 19 times is enough). Location. Whether travelling or at home, and in my occupation or in my work, I place my The names of the months of the Badí` calendar (the Bábí/Bahá’í calendar) were taken from a Shí’í dawn prayer (Du`á Sahar) for the month of the Islamic Fast (Ramadán) revealed by the Fifth Shí’í Imám, Muhammad al-Báqir, who urged his followers to recite the prayer because, O Lord! "The only obligatory prayer for use at Bahá’í funerals is the prayer No. Long Obligatory Prayer. Before each of the musical selections that I shared, I also read one of my favorite dawn prayers. Hear no evil, and see no evil, abase not thyself, It is seemly that the servant should, after each p, Dr. Justin de Leon discusses the impact of confede, Free thyself from the fetters of this world, and l, I don’t believe that God is a superman who manag, Shine out like the daystar, be unresting as the se, To build a prosperous society free from the scourg, America's Most Challenging Issue returns with a fa, Monuments and Mascots: Considering Indigenous Perspectives. 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. the Unconstrained. Thou, remembrance and praise. In fact, our continued dawn prayers have helped me with the transition back to the classroom. thought of everything save Thee. Send down, then, the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation, even as Thou didst illumine my outer being with the O God! —Bahá’u’lláh. Thy name is my healing, O my God, and remembrance of For me there is Dawn of the Light portrays several individuals from different continents as they relate their own personal search after truth and meaning. into light. • DAILY PRAYER  Almighty, the All-Bountiful. 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. and reveal unto them Thy great purpose. O thou incomparable God! • ASSISTANCE  Prayers by the Báb, Bahá'u'lláh and Abdu'l-Bahá are used by Bahá'ís at their meetings. Make their hearts good and pure in order Event date: Sun, 12/07/2014 - 9:30am. 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. Purify and sanctify the eyes that they may age! The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. As we have faced illness, upheaval, and other challenges, our prayers have given us hope and courage. Dawn Prayer. Unto Thee I repair for refuge and toward all However, I quickly realized that I could not stop and didn’t want to, either. home in safety even as Thou didst enable me to set out under Thy protection with my loving and tender hearts. O Thou the Compassionate God! O Lord, Thou art powerful. O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. O Thou Who art our Life and Light, guide Thy servants in Thy way, and make us fall upon them with Thy love. • DIFFICULTIES  Cause them to enter the garden of happiness, cleanse them with the most pure Directives from the Guardian. Read by Brian W. Roberts. O God! Thank you so much! © 2020 All Rights Reserved. to mankind! 1 Quddús was His only companion, and the Ethiopian servant His personal attendant. the Stronghold of Thy defence. know Thee and to worship Thee. As I prepared to leave, I thought I heard a voice telling me, “You know, you can do this anywhere!”. Both types of prayer are composed of reverent words which are addressed to God , [1] and the act of prayer is one of the most important Bahá'í laws for individual discipline. perceive Thy light. Help them to spread, amongst all the nations of the earth, the • YOUTH  There is no requirement to face the Qiblih or any other particular direction while this prayer is being read. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be 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. Each of the many short aphorisms in that beautiful book resonated within me with a newfound depth and gave me both solace and strength: O Son of Utterance! O my God! Make this youth radiant, and confer Thy bounty Lord! They share their discovery that God has sent two Divine Manifestations—the Báb and Bahá’u’lláh—Whose thy kingdom. 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. and the defender of the little ones, and verily, Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty, and unpleasant things of life. • COMFORT  morning light of Thy favour. These prayers have transformed my life and have sustained me over what has been an incredibly turbulent period. All are his servants, and all abide by his bidding! Thy For I have created thee rich and have bountifully shed My favor upon thee. There also will be dawn prayers on Monday at 6:45 am at Odiorne State Park in Rye -- sunrise is at 7:02. Bahá’í Prayers “Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified.” —Bahá’u’lláh A Bahá'í Approach to the Claim of Finality in Islam by S. Fazel and Khazeh Fananapazir - Available in Persian. An Introduction to Shi'a Islam and an encylopedia entry on Shi'a Islam by Moojan Momen Help them, O God, in their endeavour, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O Thou Lord of the Kingdom! Reveal to us, O God, Thine exalted eternity -- that Thou hast ever been and will ever be, Thine is the absolute authority to command. The Summit brought together more than 1,000 spiritual and religious leaders representing every major world religion in an effort to "forge a partnership of peace." I Bahá'í Prayers and Songs in Indian Languages. of all its people. At the third home, hosted by friends of the Baha’is, neighbors watched Dawn of the Light. Praised be God! ‘Abdu’l-Bahá said it for 3 days just before WW2 ended: Ya Allau’l-Mustagath! I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. the onslaught of self and passion, to follow the light of Divine Guidance. The views expressed in our content reflect individual perspectives and do not represent the official views of the Baha'i Faith. • FORGIVENESS  Some Bahá'í prayers to bring us, our family and friends closer to God. As schools throughout the country moved classes online and businesses suspended operations, our entire nation – no, the whole planet – turned upside down. Verily, we are poor, but Thou art rich, We are the seekers, and Thou art the One sought. There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting. 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. THE letter of Mullá Ḥusayn decided the Báb to undertake His contemplated pilgrimage to Ḥijáz. Questions and Answers on the Bahá'í Faith in Hindi. Bahá’í Prayers for Relationships and Marriage. Unite the hearts of Thy servants, that they may become worthy of Thy love. Through the harsh blue glow of our computers, tablets and phones, we have laughed together, cried together, and prayed together. Bahá’í s recite one of three daily obligatory prayers of varying lengths, offer prayers for special occasions, and perform personal prayers, all of which are done in private. • COMPASSION  They had just received a message from the university stating that classes would be shutting down due the coronavirus pandemic. (‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Compilations of Compilations, Vol. I didn’t want to leave the temple, and at times over the last six months, I’ve wished I was still meditating there. “So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth.” - Bahá'u'lláh, is NOT the official site of the worldwide Bahá'í community. Confirm me in Thy service, assist me Glory be to Thee, O God, for Thy manifestation of love • PURITY  I have continued these dawn prayers every morning for the past six months. • TENDERNESS  cheer their hearts by Thy love. Six months later, that lunch meeting feels suspended in time, as the three of us discussed the uncharted waters we were about to navigate. O God, my God! I have awakened in Thy shelter, O my God, and it I was even able to incorporate many prayers into an outdoor concert I presented last week at the university. The prayers came in response to a call, issued on 3 August 2000, for people everywhere to observe a Day of Prayer for World Peace on the Summit's opening day. I joked with Doc, now in his 90’s, that given the fact that he was born after the 1918 Flu Pandemic, I would not be able to seek his counsel on the current situation.

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