Bahá’í Blogging Challenge Day Five

I am absolutely shattered after Blood and Glory so once again today’s post will be a very short one.

I thought I would share a prayer I often say before I sleep, this prayer is written by Bahá’u’lláh, and it’s one that always speaks to me a lot, because in my life I do strive to do my best to live according to God’s desires, and when asleep I can’t really do that.

“How can I choose to sleep, O God, my God, when the eyes of them that long for Thee are wakeful because of their separation from Thee; and how can I lie down to rest whilst the souls of Thy lovers are sore vexed in their remoteness from Thy presence?

I have committed, O my Lord, my spirit and my entire being into the right hand of Thy might and Thy protection, and I lay my head on my pillow through Thy power, and lift it up according to Thy will and Thy good pleasure. Thou art, in truth, the Preserver, the Keeper, the Almighty, the Most Powerful.

By Thy might! I ask not, whether sleeping or waking, but that which Thou dost desire. I am Thy servant and in Thy hands. Do Thou graciously aid me to do what will shed forth the fragrance of Thy good pleasure. This, truly, is my hope and the hope of them that enjoy near access to Thee. Praised be Thou, O Lord of the worlds!”