O my God! O Thou Who endowest every just power and equitable dominion with abiding glory and everlasting might, with permanence and stability, with constancy and honour! Aid Thou by Thy heavenly grace every government that acteth justly towards its subjects and every sovereign authority, derived from Thee, that shieldeth the poor and the weak under the banner of its protection.

I beseech Thee, by Thy divine grace and surpassing bounty, to aid this just government, the canopy of whose authority is spread over vast and mighty lands and the evidences of whose justice are apparent in its prosperous and flourishing regions. Assist, O my God, its hosts, raise aloft its ensigns, bestow influence upon its word and its utterance, protect its lands, increase its honour, spread its fame, reveal its signs, and unfurl its banner through Thine all-subduing power and Thy resplendent might in the kingdom of creation.

Thou, verily, aidest whomsoever Thou willest, and Thou, verily, art the Almighty, the Most Powerful.


اَللّهُمَّ يَا مُؤَيِّدَ كُلِّ سُلْطَةٍ عَادِلةٍ وَسَلْطَنَةٍ قَاسِطَةٍ عَلَى الْعِزَّةِ الْأَبَدِيَّةِ وَالْقُدْرَةِ السَّرْمَدِيَّةِ وَالْبَقَاءِ وَالْاِسْتِقْرَارِ وَالثَّبَاتِ وَالْاِفْتِخَارِ. أَيِّدْ بِفَيْضِ رَحْمَانِيَّتِكَ كُلَّ حُكُومَةٍ تَعْدِلُ بَيْنَ رَعَايَاهَا وَكُلَّ سُلْطَةٍ مَمْنُوحَةٍ مِنْكَ تَحْمَى الْفُقَرَاءَ وَالضُّعَفَاءَ بِرَايَاتِهَا

أَسْأَلُكَ بِفَيْضِ قُدْسِكَ وَسَيْبِ فَضْلِكَ أَنْ تُؤَيِّدَ هَذِهِ الْحُكُومَةِ الْعَادِلَةِ الَّتِي ضَرَبَتْ أَطْنَابُ خِبَائِهَا عَلَى مَمَالِكٍ وَاسِعَةٍ شَاسِعَةٍ وَأَظْهَرَتِ الْعِدَالَةُ بُرْهَانَهَا فِي أَقَالِيمِهَا العَامِرَةِ الْبَاهِرَةِ. اَللّهُمَّ أَيِّدْ جُنُودَهَا وَرَايَاتِها وَنَفِّذْ كَلِمَتَهَا وَآيَاتِها وَاحْمِ حِمَاهَا وَرَاعِ ذِمَارَهَا وَأَذِعْ صِيتَهَا وَشَيِّعْ آَثَارَهَا وَأَعْلِ عَلَمَهَا بِقُوَّتِكَ الْقَاهِرَةِ عَلَى الْأَشْيَاءِ وَقُدْرَتِكَ الْبَاهِرَةِ فِي مَلَكُوتِ الْإِنْشَاءِ

إِنَّكَ أَنْتَ مُؤَيِّدُ مَنْ تَشَاءُ وَإِنَّكَ أَنْتَ الْمُقْتَدِرُ الْقَدِيرُ

حضرة عبدالبهاء

Unlike His other, more well-known prayer for America (“…Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious…”), with which ‘Abdu’l-Bahá concluded one of His talks in that country, the prayer featured in this video has an authenticated original text (in Arabic). The original prayer is preceded by a note in Persian, also written by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá Himself, indicating that it was written in supplication of confirmation of the American government. An earlier translation of this prayer—published in Star of the West, vol. 8, no. 11 (27 September 1917), p. 141—is accompanied by a prefatory note stating that it was “revealed about the year 1900.”

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