Prayers and Meditations eBook

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Thou, truly, art the Lord of all mankind, and the Possessor of this world and of the next.  No God is there save Thee, the All-Knowing, the All-Wise.

CXXXVIII:  “O God, and the God of all Names, and Maker of...”

O God, and the God of all Names, and Maker of the heavens!  I entreat Thee by Thy Name through which He Who is the Day-Spring of Thy might and the Dawning-Place of Thy power hath been manifested, through which every solid thing hath been made to flow, and every dead corpse hath been quickened, and every moving spirit confirmed—­I entreat Thee to enable me to rid myself of all attachment to any one but Thee, and to serve Thy Cause, and to wish what Thou didst wish through the power of Thy sovereignty, and to perform what is the good pleasure of Thy will.

I beseech Thee, moreover, O my God, to ordain for me what will make me rich enough to dispense with any one save Thee.  Thou seest me, O my God, with my face turned towards Thee, and my hands clinging to the cord of Thy grace.  Send down upon me Thy mercy, and write down for me what Thou hast written down for Thy chosen ones.  Powerful art Thou to do what pleaseth Thee.  No God is there but Thee, the Ever-Forgiving, the All-Bountiful.

CXXXIX:  “Glory be to Thee, O Thou Who hast, through the...”

Glory be to Thee, O Thou Who hast, through the movement of Thy most august pen, subdued the concourse of Thy creation, and manifested the pearls of the ocean of Thy wisdom through the words which Thy tongue hath spoken before all who are in heaven and on earth.  I testify that Thy might hath encompassed the whole universe, and Thy mercy surpassed all created things.  The powers of the earth have never prevailed against Thee, nor hath the tumult of the nations frustrated Thy purpose.  Thou hast revealed in Thy realm whatsoever Thou hadst desired through the power of Thy sovereignty, and hast ordained all things according to the good pleasure of Thy will.  From eternity Thou hast inhabited the loftiest heights of Thy dominion and of Thine unfettered sovereignty, and wilt unto eternity continue to abide in the inaccessible retreats of Thy majesty and glory.

I implore Thee, by Thy Name through which the fragrance of the raiment of Thy presence was wafted, and the gentle winds of Thy bountiful grace passed over all created things, to graciously assist me, at all times and under all conditions, to serve Thy Cause, and to enable me to remember Thee and to extol Thy virtues.  Let, then, Thine almighty arms enfold me, O my God, and ordain for me what beseemeth Thy bounty in every world of Thy worlds.

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