Prayer Station: Meek and lowly

Tonight’s Prayer Station was remarkable. It truly fulfilled its purpose, of providing spiritual nourishment. This weekend was probably the most challenging weekend in my life, yet in all this turmoil, I got a call by a Baha’i lady from Loudoun County to tell me she would come along with a friend of hers from Alexandria. The friend, a former catholic read some beautiful poems by Master Eckhard. We all read a selection of Holy Writings on being meek and lowly. We listened to several song, starting with “Meek and lowly” from JB Eckl and Eric Dozier’s “Badasht”:

O my God! O my God! Glory be unto Thee for that Thou hast confirmed me to the confession of Thy oneness, attracted me unto the word of Thy singleness, enkindled me by the fire of Thy love, and occupied me with Thy mention and the service of Thy friends and maidservants.

O Lord, help me to be meek and lowly, and strengthen me in severing myself from all things and in holding to the hem of the garment of Thy glory, so that my heart may be filled with Thy love and leave no space for love of the world and attachment to its qualities.

O God! Sanctify me from all else save Thee, purge me from the dross of sins and transgressions, and cause me to possess a spiritual heart and conscience.

Verily, Thou art merciful and, verily, Thou art the Most Generous, Whose help is sought by all men.

– ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

Holy Bible, Matthew (11:28 – 11:30)

The Baha’i lady in response to my request for prayers felt inspired to offer the Tablet of Ahmad. After the music and refreshments I offered to share an overview of the Baha’i Faith and we went through the whole Visual Presentation.

After the guests were gone, I started reading over the phone the Gospel of Matthew with a Christian friend, part of my work for the class on the New Testament I am taking at the Wilmette Institute. After two chapters of the Holy Bible, we continued with The Hidden Words of Baha’u’llah. The same voice of God! It is amazing how powerful and soothing and nurturing the Holy Writings can be. Praised be God!

Thanks for reading and please keep me and my loved ones in your prayers!

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