Prayer for America

Prayer for America
O Thou kind Lord!
This gathering is turning to Thee.
These hearts are radiant with Thy love.
These minds and spirits are exhilarated
by the message of Thy glad-tidings.
O God! Let this American democracy
become glorious in spiritual degrees
even as it has aspired to material degrees,
and render this just government victorious.
Confirm this revered nation to upraise
the standard of the oneness of humanity,
to promulgate the Most Great Peace,
to become thereby most glorious and praise-
worthy among all the nations of the world.
O God! This American nation is worthy
of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy.
Make it precious and near to Thee
through Thy bounty and bestowal.

~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá