Introduction by Joshua Hall
Prayers for healing are among the most beloved of supplications revealed by the Báb, Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. The ills which beset man, whether they be of the spirit, the heart, the psyche or flesh, are myriad, and the experience of illness is held in common by all. Therefore, prayers which supplicate God for the deliverance from disease and sickness hold a universal attraction, and they enable us to perceive the virtue of sickness, which lies in this: that in this state one, facing their own weakness, is compelled to recognize the strength of God, to turn to Him and rely upon Him. The following is a prayer of healing by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, and it is my hope that it will be a source of comfort to all those that read it.
A Prayer for Healing, by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá
Provisional Translation by Joshua Hall
My God, My God! I supplicate the kingdom of Thy mercy, I bow myself, in prayer, before the dominion of Thy sovereignty, and with a humble and contrite heart do I herewith call upon Thee, whilst turning to the court of Thy glory: O Lord, for this servant of Thine supplicating Thine exalted kingdom do Thou ordain healing; make him a sign amidst men of Thy mercy; and grant that he be purged of all affliction and malady, in such wise that he thank Thee for dispelling the darkness of sorrow, and for the bountiful effusion of Thy mercy, the abundance of Thy grace, the revelation of Thy compassion, and for healing every ill.
O Lord, ordain for him every possible good and shelter him in the garden of Paradise. Lift him from the depths of sickness and disease, and aid him to serve Thee, O my Lord, the All-Bountiful.
Thou art, verily, the Munificent; Thou art, verily, the Omnipotent; Thou art, verily, the Compassionate, the All-Merciful.