Monday, February 23, 2009

Prayerful Thoughts

Last week, CNN posted online an article titled "Religious leaders face spying charges in iran." It was about the seven Baha'is who have been imprisoned for more than a year, simply because they have sought to provide Iranian Baha'is with guidance concerning Baha'i ceremonies, such as weddings and funerals.

Earlier I posted a prayer for persecuted Baha'is, a prayer written by Abdu'l-Baha. Today I am going to post part of a prayer written by Baha'u'llah, Abdu'l-Baha's father. Here is the prayer:

"Help them through Thy strengthening grace, I beseech Thee, O my God, to suffer patiently in their love for Thee, and unveil to their eyes what Thou hast decreed for them behind the Tabernacle of Thine unfailing protection, so that they may rush forward to meet what is preordained for them in Thy path, and may vie in hasting after tribulation in their love towards Thee. And if not, do Thou, then, reveal the standards of Thine ascendancy, and make them to be victorious over Thine adversaries, that Thy sovereignty may be manifested unto all the dwellers of Thy realm, and the power of Thy might demonstrated amidst Thy creatures. Powerful art Thou to do what Thou willest. No God is there but Thee, the Omniscient, the All-Wise. "

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