prayer source, attributed to 'Abdu'l-Bahá

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Posted by Patty Haulley on September 24, 2101 at 15:57:09:

I'm trying to find the source of the following prayer, which I believe was written by 'Abdu'l-Bahá, and is now out of print. It's being recorded along with a collection of Bahá'i prayers and we'd like to reference the original source. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated:

"O God, for the sake of Thy love, will I leave everything and wander in the deserts and over the mountains, calling out the appearance of Thy kingdom and proclaiming into every ear the tidings of Thy call.

O God! I am prepared to meet all calamities in Thy way and desire every trouble for Thy sake with all my heart and soul, but keep me, O God, in Thy hour of test. Thou knowest that I have left every thought and occupation save Thy mention and praise and that I ask nothing save a strengthening power, which shall enable me to devote my life, my mind, my heart, my soul, and my spirit unto Thee, O God.

O Lord of the worlds! To teach is to learn, to learn is to work, to work is to serve, to serve is to love, to love is to sacrifice, to sacrifice is to die, to die is to live, to live is to strive, to strive is to rise above all earthly limitations and enter the eternal realms."


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