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Notes:
This prayer is believed to have been given to Edward "Saffa" Kinney by 'Abdu'l-Baha. The Research Department of the Universal House of Justice states that the original of the prayer does not bear the name of the recipient, though it is likely it was revealed for a western believer because the Master signed it in the roman alphabet. The original was published in Persian in "Muntakhabat-i-Matatib", vol. 2, Page 16, number 24. The translation below is an authorized translation. This prayer can therefore be considered and used as authentic and authoritative.

Prayer for Steadfastness

by Abdu'l-Bahá

O Thou beloved of my heart and soul! I have no refuge save thee. I raise no voice at dawn except in thy commemoration and praise. Thy love encompasseth me and Thy Grace is perfect. My hope is in Thee.

Oh God, give me a new life at every instant and bestow upon me the breaths of the Holy Spirit at every moment, in order that I may remain steadfast in Thy love; attain unto great felicity, perceive the manifest light and be in the state of utmost tranquillity and submissiveness.

Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Forgiver, the Compassionate.

--'Abdu'l-Bahá
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