Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Faith” – Sept 14, 2014

The Faith of God hath in this day been made manifest. He Who is the Lord of the world is come and hath shown the way. His faith is the faith of benevolence and His religion is the religion of forbearance. This faith bestoweth eternal life and this religion enableth mankind to dispense with all else. It verily embraceth all faiths and all religions. Take hold thereof and guard it well.”
~ Bahá’u’lláhThe Tabernacle of Unity

Dear friends,

What nurtures your soul? What makes your heart tender? Prayer, spiritual conversation, music, fellowship, tea poured in peace, refreshments shared with smile? Whatever the answer might be, sharing prayers and inspiration with friends gets us all closer to the Creator and recharges us for the week ahead.

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation "Faith" - Sept 14, 2014

Arlington Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation “Faith” – Sept 14, 2014

This Sunday, September 14 2014, we invite you and your loves ones to an Interfaith Prayer Station and Spiritual Conversation in Arlington on the theme of “Faith“.

We’ll start at 7:30 pm with light refreshments followed by reading, at 8:00 pm, of selected Holy Writings and Prayers. We have many books of prayers from different faith traditions but if you wish, feel free to bring your own prayers or inspiring writings. We will uplift and refresh our souls with inspiring musical selections and we’ll conclude with tea and sweets.

We’ll also say prayers for anyone in need, so if you can’t join us and would like to request prayers please, contact me. Please let me know if you plan on coming so I can plan the refreshments!

Until then, enjoy the beautiful song “This is Faith”, composed and performed by Shadi Toloui-Wallace, and based on a poem by Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum.

To walk where there is no path
To breathe where there is no air
To see where there is no light —
This is Faith.

To cry out in the silence,
The silence of night,
And hearing no echo believe
And believe again and again —
This is Faith.

To hold pebbles and see jewels
To raise sticks and see forests
To smile with weepings eyes —
This is Faith.

To say: “God, I believe” when others deny,
“I hear” when there is no answer,
“I see” though naught is seen —
This is Faith.

And the fierce love in the heart,
The savage love that cries
Hidden Thou art yet there!
Veil Thy face and mute Thy tongue
Yet I see and hear Thee, Love,
Beat me down to the bare earth,
Yet I rise and love Thee, Love!
This is Faith.

~Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum, 1953

In His service,

Mitko

“Let your vision be world-embracing, rather than confined to your own self.”
(From the Writings of Bahá’u’lláh)

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