Prayers and Meditations eBook

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

Potent art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee.  Thou art, verily, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

XII:  “Praised be Thou, O Lord my God!  This is Thy...”

Praised be Thou, O Lord my God!  This is Thy servant who hath quaffed from the hands of Thy grace the wine of Thy tender mercy, and tasted of the savor of Thy love in Thy days.  I beseech Thee, by the embodiments of Thy names whom no grief can hinder from rejoicing in Thy love or from gazing on Thy face, and whom all the hosts of the heedless are powerless to cause to turn aside from the path of Thy pleasure, to supply him with the good things Thou dost possess, and to raise him up to such heights that he will regard the world even as a shadow that vanisheth swifter than the twinkling of an eye.

Keep him safe also, O my God, by the power of Thine immeasurable majesty, from all that Thou abhorrest.  Thou art, verily, his Lord and the Lord of all worlds.

XIII:  “Lauded be Thy name, O my God!  Thou beholdest...”

Lauded be Thy name, O my God!  Thou beholdest how the tempestuous winds of tests have caused the steadfast in faith to tremble, and how the breath of trials hath stirred up those whose hearts had been firmly established, except such as have partaken of the Wine that is life indeed from the hands of the Manifestation of Thy name, the Most Merciful.  These are the ones whom no word except Thy most exalted word can move, whom nothing whatever save the sweet smelling fragrance of the robe of Thy remembrance can enrapture, O Thou Who art the Possessor of all names and the Maker of earth and heaven!

I implore Thee, O Thou Who art the beloved Companion of Baha, by Thy name, the All-Glorious, to keep safe these Thy servants under the shadow of the wings of Thine all-encompassing mercy, that the darts of the evil suggestions of the wicked doers among Thy creatures, who have disbelieved in Thy signs, may be kept back from them.  No one on earth, O my Lord, can withstand Thy power, and none in all the kingdom of Thy names is able to frustrate Thy purpose.  Show forth, then, the power of Thy sovereignty and of Thy dominion, and teach Thy loved ones what beseemeth them in Thy days.

Thou art, verily, the Almighty, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious, the Most Great.

XIV:  “All praise be to Thee, O my God!  Thou beholdest...”

All praise be to Thee, O my God!  Thou beholdest my helplessness and poverty, and bearest witness unto my woes and trials.  How long wilt Thou abandon me among Thy servants?  Suffer me to ascend into Thy presence.  The power of Thy might beareth me witness!  Such are the tribulations with which I am encompassed that I am powerless to recount them before Thy face.  Thou, alone, verily, hast through Thy knowledge reckoned them.

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