Tuesday, November 10, 2009

On Two Are Better Than One: Verily, they are married in obedience to Thy command

My daughter Ruhiyyih got married this past weekend. What a glorious wedding it was! The links to all of the wedding pics are on Kathy Hall's blog. These are the Baha'i prayers I said, one for my daughter and one for the newly married couple. -gw

My precious daughter

O Thou most glorious Lord!

O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-smelling fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing. - Abdu’l-Bahá

Ruhiyyih and Matt

Glory be unto Thee, O my God! Verily, this thy servant and this Thy maidservant have gathered under the shadow of Thy mercy and they are united through Thy favor and generosity. O Lord! Assist them in this Thy world and Thy kingdom and destine for them every good through Thy bounty and grace. O Lord! Confirm them in Thy servitude and assist them in Thy service. Suffer them to become the signs of Thy Name in Thy world and protect them through Thy bestowals which are inexhaustible in this world and the world to come. O Lord! They are supplicating the kingdom of Thy mercifulness and invoking the realm of Thy singleness. Verily, they are married in obedience to Thy command. Cause them to become the signs of harmony and unity until the end of time. Verily, Thou art the Omnipotent, the Omnipresent and the Almighty! ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The immediate family

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