Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Prayerful Thoughts

This morning there was a National Prayer Service at the Cathedral in Washington D.C. After listening to the prayers said at that service, I have chosen to post the Prayer for America, a prayer written by Abdu'l-Baha. Here is that prayer:

O kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhiliarated by the message of Thy glad tidings. O God, let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees, even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just goverment victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become theregby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the Worlds of God. This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.---Abdu'l-Baha

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