Thee be praise, O Lord my God! I entreat Thee, by Thy signs
that have encompassed the entire creation, and by the light
of Thy countenance that hath illuminated all that are in
heaven and on earth, and by Thy mercy that hath surpassed
all created things, and by Thy grace that hath suffused the
whole universe, to rend asunder the veils that shut me out
from Thee, that I may hasten unto the Fountain-Head of Thy
mighty inspiration, and to the Day-Spring of Thy Revelation
and bountiful favors, and may be immersed beneath the ocean
of Thy nearness and pleasure.
not, O my Lord, to be deprived of the knowledge of Thee in
Thy days, and divest me not of the robe of Thy guidance.
Give me to drink of the river that is life indeed, whose
waters have streamed forth from the Paradise
(Ridván) in which the
throne of Thy Name, the All-Merciful, was established, that
mine eyes may be opened, and my face be illumined, and my
heart be assured, and my soul be enlightened, and my steps
be made firm.
He Who from everlasting was, through the potency of His
might, supreme over all things, and, through the operation
of His will, was able to ordain all things. Nothing
whatsoever, whether in Thy heaven or on Thy earth, can
frustrate Thy purpose. Have mercy, then, upon me, O my
Lord, through Thy gracious providence and generosity, and
incline mine ear to the sweet melodies of the birds that
warble their praise of Thee, amidst the branches of the tree
of Thy oneness.
the Great Giver, the Ever-Forgiving, the Most Compassionate.