Bahai News - Prayer Offered by Albert Lincoln to the Opening
Ceremony of the Millennium Summit
Prayer Offered by Albert Lincoln to the Opening Ceremony of
the Millennium Summit
The prayer I shall offer is taken from a talk given by 'Abdu'l-Bahá,
Son of His Holiness Bahá'u'lláh, Founder of our Faith, in the
course of his travels to North America in 1912.
O Thou kind Lord! Thou hast created all humanity from the same
stock. Thou hast decreed that all shall belong to the same household. In
Thy Holy Presence they are all Thy servants, and all mankind are
sheltered beneath Thy Tabernacle; all have gathered together at Thy
Table of Bounty; all are illumined through the light of Thy Providence.
O God! Thou art kind to all, Thou hast provided for all, dost
shelter all, conferrest life upon all. Thou hast endowed each and all
with talents and faculties, and all are submerged in the Ocean of Thy
O Thou kind Lord! Unite all. Let the religions agree and make the
nations one, so that they may see each other as one family and the whole
earth as one home. May they all live together in perfect harmony.
O God! Raise aloft the banner of the oneness of mankind.
O God! Establish the Most Great Peace.
Cement Thou, O God, the hearts together.
O Thou kind Father, God! Gladden our hearts through the fragrance
of Thy love. Brighten our eyes through the Light of Thy Guidance.
Delight our ears with the melody of Thy Word, and shelter us all in the
Stronghold of Thy Providence.
Thou art the Mighty and Powerful, Thou art the Forgiving and Thou
art the One Who overlooketh the shortcomings of all mankind.
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