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Prayers 2017-01-12T17:44:48+00:00

Prayers

The prayers of the Sufi Order were written by Murshid Hazrat Inayat Khan to be recited daily. There is a set for the morning, for midday, for the evening, and some additional prayers.

Invocation

Toward the One,
the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
the Only Being,
United with all the Illuminated Souls,
Who form the Embodiment of the Master,
the Spirit of Guidance.

Morning Prayers
Mid-Day Prayers
Evening Prayers
Other Prayers

Morning Prayers

Saum

Praise be to Thee, Most Supreme God,
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, All-pervading, the Only Being.
Take us in Thy Parental Arms, raise us from the denseness of the earth,
Thy Beauty do we worship, to Thee do we give willing surrender.
Most Merciful and Compassionate God, the Idealized Lord of the whole humanity,
Thee only do we worship, and towards Thee Alone we aspire.
Open our hearts towards Thy Beauty, illuminate our souls with Divine Light,
O Thou, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty, All-powerful Creator, Sustainer,
Judge and Forgiver of our shortcomings, Lord God of the East and of the West,
of the worlds above and below,and of the seen and unseen beings:
Pour upon us Thy Love and thy Light,
give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls,
use us for the purpose that Thy Wisdom chooseth, and guide us on the path
of Thine Own Goodness.
Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life,
until in us be reflected Thy Grace, Thy Glory,
Thy Wisdom, Thy Joy and Thy Peace.
Amen.

May the Message of God reach far and wide.  (Repeat eleven times.)

Pir

Inspirer of my mind, consoler of my heart,
healer of my spirit,
Thy presence lifteth me from earth to heaven,
Thy words flow as the sacred river,
Thy thought riseth as a divine spring,
Thy tender feelings waken sympathy in my heart.
Beloved Teacher, Thy very being is forgiveness.
The clouds of doubt and fear
are scattered by Thy piercing glance.
All ignorance vanishes in Thy illuminating presence.
A new hope is born in my heart
by breathing Thy peaceful atmosphere.
O inspiring Guide through life’s puzzling ways,
in Thee I feel abundance of blessing.
Amen.

Mid-Day Prayers

Salat

Most gracious Lord,
Master, Messiah, and Savior of humanity,
We greet Thee with all humility.
Thou art the First Cause and the Last Effect,
the Divine Light and the Spirit of Guidance,
Alpha and Omega.
Thy Light is in all forms,
Thy Love in all beings: in a loving mother,

in a kind father, in an innocent child,
in a helpful friend, in an inspiring teacher.
Allow us to recognize Thee
in all Thy holy names and forms:
as Rama, as Krishna, as Shiva, as Buddha.
Let us know Thee as Abraham, as Solomon,
as Zarathustra, as Moses, as Jesus, as Mohammed,
and in many other names and forms,
known and unknown to the world.
We adore Thy past,
Thy presence deeply enlightens our being,
and we look for Thy blessing in the future.
O Messenger, Christ, Nabi, the Rasul of God!
Thou Whose heart constantly reacheth upward,
Thou comest on earth with a message,
as a dove from above when Dharma decayeth,
and speakest the Word that is put into Thy mouth,
as the light filleth the crescent moon.
Let the star of the Divine Light shining in Thy heart
be reflected in the hearts of Thy devotees.
May the Message of God reach far and wide,
illuminating and making the whole humanity
as one single Family in the Parenthood of God.
Amen.

Pour upon us Thy Love and Thy Light.   (Repeat eleven times.)

Nabi

A torch in the darkness, a staff during my weakness,
A rock in the weariness of life,
Thou, my Master, makest earth a paradise.
Thy thought giveth me unearthly joy,
Thy light illuminateth my life’s path,
Thy words inspire me with divine wisdom,
I follow in thy footsteps,
which lead me to the eternal goal.
Comforter of the broken-hearted,
Support of those in need,
Friend of the lovers of truth,
Blessed Master, thou art the Prophet of God.
Amen.

Evening Prayers

Khatum

Thou, Who art the Perfection
of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
The Lord of heaven and earth,
open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice,
which constantly cometh from within.
Disclose to us Thy Divine Light,
which is hidden in our souls,
that we may know and understand life better.
Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
give us Thy great Goodness,
Teach us Thy loving Forgiveness,
Raise us above the distinctions and differences
which divide us,
Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.
Amen.

Disclose to us Thy Divine Light.  (Repeat eleven times.)

Rasul

Warner of coming dangers,
Wakener of the world from sleep,
Deliverer of the Message of God,
Thou art our Savior.
The sun at the dawn of creation,
The light of the whole universe,
The fulfillment of God’s purpose,
Thou the life eternal,
we seek refuge in thy loving enfoldment.
Spirit of Guidance,
Source of all beauty, and Creator of harmony,
Love, Lover, and Beloved Lord.
Thou art our divine ideal.
Amen.

Other Prayers

Prayer for the Universel

O Thou, Who art the Maker, Molder, and Builder of the universe,
Build with Thine own hands the Universel,
Our Temple for Thy divine Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty.
Amen.

Nayaz

Beloved Lord, Almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun,
Through the waves of the air,
Through the All-pervading Life in space,
Purify and revivify me, and I pray,
Heal my body, heart, and soul.
Amen.

Nazr

O Thou, the Sustainer of our bodies, hearts, and souls,
Bless all that we receive in thankfulness.
Amen.

Prayer for Peace

Send Thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting,
that our souls may radiate peace.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may think, act,
and speak harmoniously.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may be contented
and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that amidst our worldly strife
we may enjoy thy bliss.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that we may endure all,
tolerate all in the thought of thy grace and mercy.
Send Thy peace, O Lord, that our lives may become a
divine vision, and in Thy light all darkness may vanish.

Send Thy peace, O Lord, our Father and Mother, that we
Thy children on earth may all unite in one family.
Amen.

Prayer for Peace in the World

O Thou, the almighty Sun,
whose light cleareth away all clouds,

We take refuge in Thee,
king of all men, God of all deities, Lord of all angels.

We pray Thee,
dispel the mist of illusion
from the hearts of the nations
and lift their lives
by Thy all-sufficient power.

Pour upon them
Thy limitless love,
Thy ever-shining light,
Thy everlasting life,
Thy heavenly joy
and Thy perfect peace.
Amen

Prayer for the New Year

O Thou, who abidest in our hearts,
most merciful and compassionate God,
Lord of heaven and earth

We forgive others their trespasses
and ask Thy forgiveness of our shortcomings.

We begin this New Year
with pure heart and with clear conscience, with courage and hope.
Help us to fulfil the purpose of our lives under Thy divine guidance.
Amen

Du’aa

Save me, my Lord, from the earthy passions
and the attachments which blind mankind.
Save me, my Lord, from the temptations
of power, fame, and wealth,
which keep man away
from Thy Glorious Vision.
Save me, my Lord, from the souls who are constantly
occupied in hurting and harming their fellow-man, and
who take pleasure in the pain of another.
Save me, my Lord, from the evil eye of envy and jealousy,
which falleth upon Thy bountiful Gifts.
Save me, my Lord, from falling into the hands
of the playful children of earth,
lest they might use me in their games;
they might play with me and then break me in the end,
as children destroy their toys.
Save me, my Lord, from all manner of injury
that cometh from the bitterness of my adversaries and
from the ignorance of my loving friends.
Amen.