Prayers and Meditations eBook

Bahá'u'lláh
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 257 pages of information about Prayers and Meditations.

Suffer this servant, I beseech Thee, to attain unto that which is the cause of his salvation in every world of Thy worlds.  Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the Most Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

CLX:  “My God, the Object of my adoration, the Goal of...”

My God, the Object of my adoration, the Goal of my desire, the All-Bountiful, the Most Compassionate!  All life is of Thee and all power lieth within the grasp of Thine omnipotence.  Whosoever Thou exaltest is raised above the angels, and attaineth the station:  “Verily, We uplifted him to a place on high!”; and whosoever Thou dost abase is made lower than dust, nay, less than nothing.

O Divine Providence!  Though wicked, sinful, and intemperate, we still seek from Thee a “seat of truth,” and long to behold the countenance of the Omnipotent King.  It is Thine to command, and all sovereignty belongeth to Thee, and the realm of might boweth before Thy behest.  Everything Thou doest is pure justice, nay, the very essence of grace.  One gleam from the splendors of Thy Name, the All-Merciful, sufficeth to banish and blot out every trace of sinfulness from the world, and a single breath from the breezes of the Day of Thy Revelation is enough to adorn all mankind with a fresh attire.

Vouchsafe Thy strength, O Almighty One, unto Thy weak creatures, and quicken them who are as dead, that haply they may find Thee, and may be led unto the ocean of Thy guidance, and may remain steadfast in Thy Cause.  Should the fragrance of Thy praise be shed abroad by any of the divers tongues of the world, out of the East or out of the West, it would, verily, be prized and greatly cherished.  If such tongues, however, be deprived of that fragrance, they assuredly would be unworthy of any mention, be they words or thoughts.

We beg of Thee, O Providence, to show Thy way unto all men, and to guide them aright.  Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the Most Powerful, the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing.

CLXI:  “Praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou...”

Praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou hast turned the faces of Thy servants towards the right-hand of the throne of Thy gifts, and hast caused them to be detached from all else besides Thee, that they may recognize Thy sovereignty and acknowledge Thy glory.  I testify to the potency of Thy Cause, the pervasive influence of Thy decree, the immutability of Thy will, the endlessness of Thy purpose.  All things lie prisoned within the grasp of Thy might, and the whole creation is destitute when brought face to face with the evidences of Thy wealth.

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