Baha’i Sabbath: Qawl 14, 170 B.E. (12/6/2013)

Prayer of the Covenant

My God! My God! I ask Thee to forgive everything save my servitude to Thy
Supreme Threshold, and I declare myself innocent of any proclamation or praise,
save my adoration for Thy Merciful Presence. I deprive myself of every
adornment, save that of humiliation and contrition and evanescence before Thy
Oneness. I flee from every station save that of arrival in the court of Thy
Divine Eternity. By Thy Power, verily, the sweetness of servitude is the food
of my spirit; with the fragrance of servitude my breast will be dilated, my
being refreshed, my heart delighted, my eyes brightened, my nostrils perfumed, and
in it is the healing of my disease, the allaying of my burning thirst, the
soothing of my pain.

Immerse me, O my God, in this most
bounteous, rolling Ocean; give me to drink of this sweet, abundant Water; cause
me to enter this Gateway of Righteousness; ordain me for this praiseworthy
Station; cause me to obtain this Cup which is overflowing with the living
water; light in the crystal of my heart this Lamp which is giving forth its
illuminating, brilliant radiance; and strengthen me for the service of Thy
Cause, O my Lord, the Forgiver! Accept my servitude in the court of Thy Holy
Oneness, O Thou, the Manifestor of Mount Sinai. Assist me to abide in its
conditions, O Thou, the Authority of Manifestation. Aid me to assist Thy Cause
in the eastern and western parts of the earth, O Thou the Possessor of the Day
of Resurrection. I ask Thee, by Thy written Book, dispersed writings—by Thy
Hidden Mystery, and Thy firm proclamations—to cause me to be steadfast in
servitude to Thee, O my Lord, the Forgiver! Verily, Thou art the powerful over
that which Thou wishest; and verily, Thou art the Merciful, the Compassionate.

‘Abdu’l-Baha’, The Crimson Book, Pg. 38

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