Time of Trouble

These prayers have been particularly selected for this web site
the purpose of which is the amelioration of the troubles
of the Great Catastrophe.

Midnight Prayer of 'Abdu'l-Bahá

O seeker of Truth! If thou desirest that God may open thine eye, thou must supplicate unto God, pray to and commune with Him at midnight, saying:

O Lord, I have turned my face unto Thy kingdom of oneness and am immersed in the sea of Thy mercy. O Lord, enlighten my sight by beholding Thy lights in this dark night, and make me happy by the wine of Thy love in this wonderful age. O Lord, make me hear Thy call, and open before my face the doors of Thy heaven, so that I may see the light of Thy glory and become attracted to Thy beauty. Verily, Thou art the Giver, the Generous, the Merciful, the Forgiving.

Prayers of Baha'u'llah

Ya Allah El-Mustagath
A Prayer For Urgent Needs

"O My God!
I beg Thee by the King of Names
and Maker of heaven and earth,
by the rustling
of the leaves of the Tree of Life,
and by the Utterances
through which the realities of things are drawn unto us,
to grant me
[here name your supplications and wishes]" 

According to Star of the West,
Sep 1923, Vol. 14, No. 6, p. 166:
This prayer is to be used at midnight.
followed by the recitation of the Greatest Name 95 times,
using "Ya Allah El-Mustagath",
which means:
"O Thou God
from Whom relief and help is sought most urgently.

 This prayer was revealed by Baha'u'llah for Mirza Abul Fazl when the latter went into exile with the promise that if he would use it any juncture, help would come.

God is sufficient unto me.

This is the prayer that Baha'u'llah taught to the robbers, murderers, and other prisoners that were with Him when he was heavily chained in the unlighted sewer that was their common dungeon.
The Ruler in the palace could hear them chanting it for long hours, possibly as a round.

      God is sufficient unto me.
      He, verily, is the all-sufficing.
      In Him, let the trusting trust.
      In Him, let the trusting trust.

Prayer to be said in times of natural phenomena
which cause fear, such as earthquakes.

      "Dominion is God's,
      the Lord of the seen and the unseen,
      the Lord of creation".

      Armed with the power of Thy name
      nothing can ever hurt me,
      and with Thy love in my heart
      all the world's afflictions
      can in no wise alarm me.

Prayers of The Bab

Remover of difficulties

Is there any Remover of difficulties save God?
Praised be God!
He is God!
All are His servants,
and all abide by His bidding!
- The Báb

Remover of every anguish

O Lord!
Thou art the Remover of every anguish
and the Dispeller of every affliction.
Thou art He Who banisheth every sorrow
and setteth free every slave,
the Redeemer of every soul.
O Lord!
Grant deliverance through Thy mercy,
and reckon me among such servants of Thine
as have gained salvation.
- The Báb

Prayer of Protection

God sufficeth unto me;
He is the One Who holdeth in His grasp the kingdom of all things.
Through the power of His hosts of heaven
and earth and whatever lieth between them,
He protecteth whomsoever among His servants He willeth.
God, in truth, keepeth watch over all things.
Immeasurably exalted art Thou, O Lord!
Protect us from what lieth
in front of us
and behind us,
above our heads,
on our right,
on our left,
below our feet
and every other side
to which we are exposed.
Thy protection over all things is unfailing.
- The Báb

God sufficeth all things above all things,
and nothing in the heavens or in the earth but God sufficeth.
He is in Himself the Knower,
the Sustainer,
the Omnipotent.

- The Báb

A Prayer for Guidance

I adjure Thee by Thy might,
O My God!
Let no harm beset me in times of tests,
and in moments of heedlessness guide my steps aright
through Thine inspiration.
Thou art God!
potent art Thou to do what Thou desirest.
NO one can withstand Thy Will
or thwart Thy Purpose.
- The Báb