In the Name of God, the Lord of overpowering
majesty, the All-Compelling.
Hallowed be the Lord in Whose hand is the
source of dominion. He createth whatsoever He
willeth by His Word of command "Be," and it is.
His hath been the power of authority heretofore,
and it shall remain His hereafter. He maketh victorious
whomsoever He pleaseth, through the
potency of His behest. He is in truth the Powerful,
the Almighty. Unto Him pertaineth all glory and
majesty in the kingdoms of Revelation and Creation
and whatever lieth between them. Verily, He
is the Potent, the All-Glorious. From everlasting
He hath been the Source of indomitable strength
and shall remain so unto everlasting. He is indeed
the Lord of might and power. All the kingdoms
of heaven and earth and whatever is between
them are God's, and His power is supreme over
all things. All the treasures of earth and heaven
and everything between them are His, and His
protection extendeth over all things. He is the
Creator of the heavens and the earth and whatever lieth
between them, and He truly is a witness
over all things. He is the Lord of Reckoning for
all that dwell in the heavens and the earth and
whatever is between them. Verily, He is the Supreme Protector. He holdeth in His grasp the
keys of heaven and earth and of everything between
them. At His Own pleasure doth He bestow
gifts, through the power of His command.
Indeed His grace encompasseth all, and He is the
Say: God sufficeth unto me; He is the One Who
holdeth in His grasp the kingdom of all things.
Through the power of His hosts of heaven and
earth and whatever lieth between them, He protecteth
whomsoever among His servants He willeth.
God, in truth, keepeth watch over all things.
Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord! Protect
us from what lieth in front of us and behind
us, above our heads, on our right, on our left, below
our feet and every other side to which we are
exposed. Verily, Thy protection over all things is
- The Báb
1. [The original of this prayer for protection is written in the Báb's own hand, in the form of a pentacle.]