(This prayer, revealed by `Abdu'l-Bahá, is read at His
Shrine. It is also used in private prayer.)
Whoso recitheth this prayer with lowliness and fervor will
bring gladness and joy to the heart of this Servant; it will
be even as meeting Him face to face.
He is the All-Glorious!
O God, my God! Lowly and tearful, I raise my suppliant hands to Thee and cover my face in
the dust of that Threshold of Thine, exalted above
the knowledge of the learned, and the praise of all
that glorify Thee. Graciously look upon Thy servant,
humble and lowly at Thy door, with the
glances of the eye of Thy mercy, and immerse him
in the Ocean of Thine eternal grace.
Lord! He is a poor and lowly servant of Thine,
enthralled and imploring Thee, captive in Thy
hand, praying fervently to Thee, trusting in Thee,
in tears before Thy face, calling to Thee and beseeching
O Lord, my God! Give me Thy grace to serve
Thy loved ones, strenghten me in my servitude
to Thee, illumine my brow with the light of adoration
in Thy court of holiness, and of prayer to
Thy kingdom of grandeur. Help me to be selfless
at the heavenly entrance of Thy gate, and aid me
to be detached from all things within Thy holy
precincts. Lord! Give me to drink from the chalice
of selflessness; with its robe clothe me, and in its
ocean immerse me. Make me as dust in the pathway
of Thy loved ones, and grant that I may offer
up my soul for the earth ennobled by the footsteps
of Thy chosen ones in Thy path, O Lord of Glory
in the Highest.
With this prayer doth Thy servant call Thee, at
dawntide and in the night-season. Fulfill his heart's
desire, O Lord! Illumine his heart, gladden his
bosom, kindle his light, that he may serve Thy
Cause and Thy servants.
Thou art the Bestower, the Pitiful, the Most
Bountiful, the Gracious, the Merciful, the Compassionate.