Baha'is under the Provisions of the Covenant (BUPC)

Thursday, 11 February 2021

Prayer for the Guardian

Prayer for the Guardian

--Shoghi Effendi--





 


O my Lord, my Beloved! I cherish the hope that from now on Thou mayest bestow upon the Guardian of Thy Cause--He who is Thy Branch numbered with the companions of the Crimson Ark, the Ark which God hath prepared for the people of Baha: All the Strength and Vigor which will enable Him to pursue over a long and unbroken period of strenuous labor, the Supreme Task of achieving the Speedy Triumph of the Cause of Baha’u’llah and His Mighty Covenant. 

 Thou art verily the God of Power, the Help in Peril, the All-Glorious, the Almighty.

 

CONVERSATION WITH GOD

“Prayer,” says ‘Abdu’l-Baha, “is conversation with God.” In order that God may make known His Mind and Will to men, He must speak to them in a language which they can understand, and this He does by the mouths of His Holy Prophets. While these Prophets are alive in the body They speak with men face to face and convey to them the Message of God, and after Their death Their message continues to reach men’s minds through Their recorded sayings and writings. But this is not the only way in which God can commune with and inspire those whose hearts are seeking after truth, wherever they are, and whatever their native race or tongue. By this language the Manifestation continues to hold converse with the faithful after His departure from the material world. Christ continued to converse with and inspire His disciples after His crucifixion. In fact He influenced them more powerfully than before; and with other Prophets it has been the same. ‘Abdu’l-Baha speaks much of this spiritual language. He says, for instance:

 

“We should speak in the language of heaven--in the language of the spirit—for there is a language of the spirit and heart. It is as different from our language as our own language is different from that of the animals, who express themselves only by cries and sounds.

“It is the language of the spirit which speaks to God. When, in prayer, we are freed from all outward things and turn to God, then it is as if in our hearts we hear the voice of God. Without words we speak, we communicate, we converse with God and hear the answer....All of us, when we attain to a truly spiritual condition, can hear the Voice of God.”

 (from a talk reported by Miss Ethel J. Rosenberg, CF. BNE, Prayer)

CHINAVAT: November 20, 2020

 

 



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