Fragrances of Holiness – A Prayer for Women

Elika Mahony, along with her son, Taraz, have put one of her favourite prayers for women revealed by Abdu’l-Baha to soulful music. 

Elika’s song, titled “Fragrances of Holiness”, can be listened to, or purchased, on her Bandcamp page.

Here is the prayer that Elika sings so movingly:

O my Lord, my Beloved, my Desire! Befriend me in my loneliness and accompany me in my exile. Remove my sorrow. Cause me to be devoted to Thy beauty. Withdraw me from all else save Thee. Attract me through Thy fragrances of holiness. Cause me to be associated in Thy Kingdom with those who are severed from all else save Thee, who long to serve Thy sacred threshold and who stand to work in Thy Cause. Enable me to be one of Thy maidservants who have attained to Thy good pleasure. Thou art the Gracious, the Generous.

– Abdu’l-Baha

About the Author

In her innermost heart, Sonjel is a stay-at-home parent and a bookworm with a maxed out library card but professionally she is a museologist with a background in English Literature. She currently lives on Prince Edward Island, an isle in the shape of a smile on the eastern Canadian coast. Sonjel is a writer who loves to listen to jazz when she's driving at night.

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