prayer for the Hands of Cause of God
Posted: Mon Jun 30, 2014 7:06 pm
Dear ones, is it appropriate to say the prayer for the hands of Cause of God for the Counselors today?
Happy are ye, O ye the learned ones in Bahá. By the Lord! Ye are the billows of the Most Mighty Ocean, the stars of the firmament of Glory, the standards of triumph waving betwixt earth and heaven. Ye are the manifestations of steadfastness amidst men and the daysprings of Divine Utterance to all that dwell on earth. Well is it with him that turneth unto you, and woe betide the froward. This day, it behoveth whoso hath quaffed the Mystic Wine of everlasting life from the Hands of the loving-kindness of the Lord his God, the Merciful, to pulsate even as the throbbing artery in the body of mankind, that through him may be quickened the world and every crumbling bone.
(Baha'u'llah, Kitab-i-Aqdas, par. 173, emphasis added)
"Blessed are the rulers and the learned among the people of Bahá. They are My trustees among My servants and the manifestations of My commandments amidst My people. Upon them rest My glory, My blessings and My grace which have pervaded the world of being. In this connection the utterances revealed in the Kitáb-i-Aqdas are such that from the horizon of their words the light of divine grace shineth luminous and resplendent."
(Baha'u'llah, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, p. 221, emphasis added)
"Abase not the station of the learned in Bahá and belittle not the rank of such rulers as administer justice amidst you."
(Baha'u'llah, Lawh-i-Hikmat, Tablets of Baha'u'llah, pp. 138-139, emphasis added)