O my God! O my God! Thou seest me in my lowliness and weakness, occupied with the greatest undertaking, determined to raise Thy word among the masses and to spread Thy teachings among Thy peoples. How can I succeed unless Thou assist me with the breath of the Holy Spirit, help me to triumph by the hosts of Thy glorious kingdom, and shower upon me Thy confirmations, which alone can change a gnat into an eagle, a drop of water into rivers and seas, and an atom into lights and suns? O my Lord! Assist me with Thy triumphant and effective might, so that my tongue may utter Thy praises and attributes among all people and my soul overflow with the wine of Thy love and knowledge.

Thou art the Omnipotent and the Doer of whatsoever Thou willest.


إِلَهِي إِلَهِي تَرَانِي مَعَ ذُلِّي وَعَدَمِ اسْتِعْدَادِي وَاقْتِدَارِي مُهْتَمَّاً بِعَظَائِمِ الْأُمُورِ قَاصِدَاً لِإِعْلَاءِ كَلِمَتِكَ بَيْنَ الْجُمْهُورِ نَادِيَاً لِنَشْرِ تَعَالِيمِكَ بَيْنَ الْعُمُومِ وإِنّي لَا اَتَوَفَّقُ بِهَذَا إِلَّا أَنْ يُؤَيِّدَنِي نَفَثَاتُ رُوحُ الْقُدُسِ وَيَنْصُرَنِي جُنُودُ مَلَكُوتِكَ الْأَعْلَی وَتُحِيطَ بِي تَوْفِيقَاتُكَ الَّتِي تَجْعَلُ الذُّبَابَ عُقَابَاً وَالْقَطْرَةَ بُحُورَاً وَأَنْهَارَاً وَالذَّرَّاتِ شُمُوسَاً وَأَنْوَارَاً رَبِّ أَيِّدْنِي بِقُوَّتِكَ الْقَاهِرَةِ وَقُدْرَتِكَ النَّافِذَةِ حَتَّی يَنْطِقَ لِسَانِي بِمَحَامِدِكَ وَنُعُوتِكَ بَيْنَ خَلْقِكَ وَيَطْفَحَ جَنَانِي بِرَحِيقِ مَحَبَّتِكَ وَمَعْرِفَتِكَ إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْمُقْتَدِرُ عَلَی مَا تَشَاءُ وَإِنَّكَ عَلَی كُلِّ شَيْءٍ قَدِيرٌ

حضرة عبدالبهاء

This prayer appears at the end of a Tablet to the Baháʼís of the Southern States published in Tablets of the Divine Plan. It was revealed on 3 February 1917 in Haifa and addressed to the Bahá’ís of the sixteen Southern States of the United States: Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, Alabama, Mississippi, Tennessee, Kentucky, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. ʻAbdu’l-Bahá introduces the prayer with this exhortation: “Every soul who travels through the cities, villages and hamlets of these states and is engaged in the diffusion of the fragrances of God, should peruse this commune every morning.”

Original Sources

  • The source for the original Arabic text can be found here
  • The source for the English translation can be found here

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