O God, my God! Give me to drink from the cup of Thy bestowal and illumine my face with the light of guidance. Make me firm in the path of faithfulness, assist me to be steadfast in Thy mighty Covenant, and suffer me to be numbered with Thy chosen servants. Unlock before my face the doors of abundance, grant me deliverance, and sustain me, through means I cannot reckon, from the treasuries of heaven. Suffer me to turn my face toward the countenance of Thy generosity and to be entirely devoted to Thee, O Thou Who art merciful and compassionate! To those that stand fast and firm in Thy Covenant Thou, verily, art gracious and generous. All praise be to God, the Lord of the worlds!


إِلَهِي إِلَهِي أَنِلْنِي كَأْسَ الْعَطَاءِ وَنَوِّرْ وَجْهِي بِنُورِ الْهُدَى وَثَبِّتْنِي عَلَى الْوَفَاءِ وَاسْتَقِمْنِي عَلَى عَهْدِكَ الْأَوْفَى وَاجْعَلْنِي مِنْ عِبَادِكَ الْأَصْفِيَاءِ وَافْتَحْ عَلَى وَجْهِي أَبْوَابَ الرَّخَاءِ وَاجْعَلْ لِي مَخْرَجاً وَارْزُقْنِي مِنْ حَيْثُ لَا أَحْتَسِبُ مِنْ كُنُوزِ السَّمَاءِ وَاجْعَلْنِي مُتَوَجِّهاً إِلَى وَجْهِكَ الْكَرِيم مُخلِصاً وَجْهِي لَكَ يَا رَحْمَنُ وَيَا رَحِيمُ إِنَّكَ بِالثَّابِتِينَ وَالرَّاسِخِينَ فِي مِيثَاقِكَ لَرَؤُفٌ كَرِيمٌ اَلْحَمْدُ لِلّهِ رَبِّ الْعَالَمِينَ

حضرة عبدالبهاء

This beautiful prayer of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá is well-loved by Bahá’ís who understand Arabic for its many sweet and mellifluous rhymes.

Original Sources

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

Further References