Jeg bevitner, o min Gud, at du har skapt meg for at jeg skal kjenne deg og tilbe deg. Jeg vitner i denne stund om min maktesløshet og om din styrke, om min fattigdom og om din rikdom. Der er ingen annen Gud enn deg, hjelperen i fare, den selvbestående.


أَشْهَدُ يا إِلهِي بِأَنَّكَ خَلَقْتَنِيْ لِعِرْفانِكَ وَعِبادَتِكَ أَشْهَدُ فِي هذا الْحِيْنِ بِعَجْزِيْ وَقُوَّتِكَ وَضَعْفِيْ وَاقْتِدارِكَ وَفَقْرِيْ وَغَنائِكَ لا إِلهَ إِلاَّ أَنْتَ الْمُهَيْمِنُ الْقَيُّومُ

حضرة بهاءالله

Bahá’ís recite one of three obligatory prayers revealed by Bahá’u’lláh each day:

  • either a short prayer consisting of a few brief lines, which is said between noon and sunset;
  • a medium obligatory prayer consisting of several verses, which is recited in the morning, at noon and in the evening;
  • or a long prayer, which is recited once in twenty-four hours.

« These daily obligatory prayers, together with a few other specific ones, such as the Healing Prayer, the Tablet of Aḥmad, have been invested by Bahá’u’lláh with a special potency and significance, and should therefore be accepted as such and be recited by the believers with unquestioning faith and confidence, that through them they may enter into a much closer communion with God, and identify themselves more fully with His laws and precepts. »

—From a letter written on behalf of Shoghi Effendi

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