Prayer Station – Let All Associate

New Creation & TaliaSafaLast night’s Prayer Station was the most special I have ever hosted. Why? Because not one but two outstanding Baha’i bands came to perform and bless my humble apartment not only by  praising God but by sharing their talents with us as well!

New Creation and TaliaSafa performed a selection of their songs starting with the beloved “Let All Associate” and continuing with a musical presentation on the fundamental verities of the Baha’i Faith. They are truly talented musicians and it was wonderful to hear them perform such a diverse set of songs, from a bluesy-rock piece dedicated to the Covenant of God through tender acoustic songs based on the Writings of Baha’u’llah:

This is the Day in which God’s most excellent favors have been poured out upon men, the Day in which His most mighty grace hath been infused into all created things. It is incumbent upon all the peoples of the world to reconcile their differences, and, with perfect unity and peace, abide beneath the shadow of the Tree of His care and loving-kindness.
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 6)

Prayer Station with New Creation & TaliaSafaWe had a chance to reflect and comment on a song called “The Conversation” imagining a talk Lua Getsinger had with Abdu’l-Baha on sacrifice. We had a chance to sing along New Creation’s rendition of “We Are One”, in honor of Dan Seals. We had a chance to hear the story how the  remarkable song “Let All Associate” was created — I will let the musicians to tell the story in their own words soon but let’s just say that someone from the Abha Kingdom was helping them all along. We had a chance to share refreshments (Conchita brought some very delicious potato and egg frittata to complement my traditional menu). We had a chance to simply be in the company of remarkable souls and praise God together.

Five musicians, ten listeners, and a lot of spirit and joy to be shared by all — God is all glorious indeed! And God loves when we all associate:

Let all associate, therefore, in this great human garden
even as flowers grow and blend together side by side.
(Abdu’l-Baha, The Promulgation of Universal Peace, p. 68)

Love ye all religions and all races with a love that is true and sincere
and show that love through deeds.
(Abdu’l-Baha, Selections from the Writings of Abdu’l-Baha, p. 69)

The Tongue of Grandeur hath,however, in the day of His manifestation proclaimed:
“It is not his to boast who loveth his country, but it is his who loveth the world.”
(Baha’u’llah, Gleanings from the Writings of Baha’u’llah, p. 95)

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