Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

A prayer revealed for Bahá’í women

Mahmud's Diary
November 12, 1912
Krug Apartment
830 Park Avenue
New York, NY

In the afternoon was the usual weekly meeting of the Bahá’í women at the home of Mrs. Krug. When the Master arrived, Mrs. Krug was reciting a prayer. When she finished, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá spoke:

He is God!

This is the assemblage of my daughters in the home of my daughter, Mrs. Krug. Therefore I am very happy with this gathering. It is a good gathering, very illumined. It is a spiritual assembly, a heavenly assemblage, the glances of favor surround this meeting and the Supreme Concourse looks down upon it. They heard the prayer that you read and it made them joyous. They thank Bahá’u’lláh saying, ‘We thank Thee, O Bahá’u’lláh, that these maidservants are attracted to Thee and are turned to Thy Kingdom. They have no purpose but Thy Will; they wish for no station but that of service to Thy Cause.’

O Bahá’u’lláh! Assist these noble maidservants; make these worldly daughters heavenly; inspire their hearts and gladden their souls.

O Bahá’u’lláh! Make these bodies as light-giving candles, these beings the envy of flower gardens and fill their souls with a melody which will enrapture the Supreme Concourse and make them dance for joy. Make each of them a brilliant star so that the world of existence may be illumined with their light.

O Bahá’u’lláh! Give them heavenly power, bestow on them the inspiration of the Kingdom and vouchsafe to them divine assistance so that they may be enabled to render service unto Thee.

Thou are the Compassionate, the Merciful and the Lord of Bounty and Favor.