Bahá'i Prayers for Parents

 


 

O Lord! In this Most Great Dispensation Thou dost accept the intercession of children in behalf of their parents.

This is one of the special infinite bestowals of this Dispensation.

Therefore, O Thou kind Lord, accept the request of this Thy servant at the threshold of Thy singleness and submerge his father in the ocean of Thy grace,

because this son hath arisen to render Thee service and is exerting effort at all times in the pathway of Thy love, Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Forgiver and the Kind!

- 'Abdu'l-Bahá

 


 

I beg Thy forgiveness, O my God, and implore pardon after the manner Thou wishest Thy servants to direct themselves to Thee.

I beg of Thee to wash away our sins as befitteth Thy Lordship, and to forgive me, my parents,

and those who in Thy estimation have entered the abode of Thy love in a manner which is worthy of Thy transcendent sovereignty

and well beseemeth the glory of Thy celestial power. O my God! Thou hast inspired my soul to offer its supplication to Thee, and but for Thee, I would not call upon Thee.

Lauded and glorified art Thou; I yield Thee praise inasmuch as Thou didst reveal Thyself unto me,

and I beg Thee to forgive me, since I have fallen short in my duty to know Thee

and have failed to walk in the path of Thy love.

- The Báb

 


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