Japan Will Turn Ablaze!Barbara R. Sims.
`Abdu'l-Bahá Meets President Naruse
of Japan Women's College
By Miss Agnes B. Alexander
In London in 1912, `Abdu'l-Bahá's secretary recorded the following: "A distinguished Japanese, the president of the Women's University in Tokyo, who has been in the United States for many months, came to `Abdu'l-Bahá and showed Him an article on the Concordia movement in Japan which appeared in the Oriental Review. `Abdu'l-Bahá spoke to him about the principles of the Bahá'í Cause and how we are in need of Divine Power to put these principles into practice. He said, 'Just as the sun is the source of all light in the solar system, so today Bahá'u'lláh is the Center of unity of the human race and of the peace of the world.' `Abdu'l-Bahá wrote a beautiful prayer in the autograph book and earnestly pleaded with him to go back to Japan and spread these lofty ideals."
The prayer follows: "O God! The darkness of contention, strife and warfare between the religions, the nations and peoples has beclouded the horizon of Reality and hidden the heaven of Truth. The world is in need of the light of Guidance. Therefore, O God, confer Thy favor, so that the Sun of Reality may illumine the East and the West."
(December 30, 1912. Translated by Ahmad Sohrab)