子どもの祈り (Prayer for Children) by Ali & Yoshie

Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions is an initiative where we invite Baha’is and their friends from around the world to come into a studio and share the Baha’i Writings put to music.

In this Baha’i Blog Studio Session, we’re in Belgrade, Serbia with Yoshie Koshikawa and Ali Youssefi singing 子どもの祈り (Prayer for Children) in Japanese from a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

This song was filmed and recorded in Belgrade, Serbia, February 2017.

Here is the quotation used for the lyrics below in Japanese and English, followed by the chords and the transliteration of the lyrics in English:

QUOTE/LYRICS JAPANESE:

神様、私をお導き下さい。お守りください。私の心の灯を明るくして、私を輝く星となし給え。あなたは偉大なる御方におわし、力に満ち給う御方にまします。

アブドル・バハ

QUOTE/LYRICS ENGLISH:

“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

CHORDS & LYRICS:

A
Kamisama watakushiwo
Bm
Omichibiki kudasai omamori kudasai
E
Watashino kokorono
A, Bm
Tomoshibiwo akaruku shite
E, E7
watashiwo kagayaku
A, A7, C
Hoshito nashitamae anatawa
A
idainaru onkatani owashi
Bm, E
chikarani michitamau onkatani
A
owashimasu

You can also listen to the audio version of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Soundcloud page here: 子どもの祈り (Prayer for Children) by Ali & Yoshie [Audio Track]

Watch the entire Studio Sessions video series on Baha’i Blog’s YouTube Channel here: Baha’i Blog Studio Sessions playlist

About the Author

Naysan is the editor of Baha'i Blog and he has worked in various avenues of media for two decades. He’s passionate about using the arts and media to support and explore the teachings of the Baha’i Faith and he has produced and collaborated on popular music projects like the "DawnBreaker Collective" and the successful Ruhi-inspired sequence of "MANA" albums. His experience as a producer for CNN was invaluable while working on a number of special projects for the Baha’i World Centre, including the "Building Momentum" and "Pilgrimage: A Sacred Experience" videos. If there’s a media-related Baha’i project out there, chances are that Naysan was involved with it somehow!

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