Stories about 'Abdu'l-Bahá

Wishing to visit Mr. and Mrs. Bryan

Mahmud's Diary
September 22, 1912
Lincoln, NE

The Master instructed us to telephone and inquire about Mr. Bryan and his wife. Expressing regret that Mr. Bryan was not at home, Mrs. Bryan said she and her daughter would be pleased to receive ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in their home. The Master and His entourage hired a large automobile and drove a long distance outside of the city until they reached a large estate which is located in one of the finest places in the region. Mrs. Bryan hurried towards the automobile to greet ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. She and her daughter expressed their joy and happiness for His blessings. After they had had tea and listened to Him, they begged Him to visit some of the rooms of the house, particularly the library and Mr. Bryan’s study. They showed Him a book compiled by Mr. Bryan and asked Him to pray for the success of his endeavors. Mr. Bryan was currently on a campaign tour on behalf of [the future] President Wilson and was to lecture in many cities. In honor of the occasion, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá took a notebook and in His own hand wrote a prayer for assistance. He then said a few words which increased their happiness, devotion, assurance and honor. With that He departed.