“Prayer for America” by Amelia Rae [Audio Track]

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 San Francisco, USA, with Amelia Rae singing “Prayer for America” based on a prayer by Abdu’l-Baha.

You can also watch the video recording of this song on Baha’i Blog’s Youtube channel here: “Prayer for America” by Amelia Rae

This song was filmed and recorded in San Francisco, USA, February 2017.

QUOTE/LYRICS:

*NOTE: This song is an excerpt taken from a prayer for America by Abdu’l-Baha. Below is tehb excerpt used for the lyrics followed by the full prayer.

“O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God!” ….
-Abdu’l-Baha

FULL PRAYER:
“O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious. Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world. O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favours and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to Thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.”
-Abdu’l-Baha

CHORDS & LYRICS:

G Em
O Thou kind lord
G D7
This gathering is turning to Thee
G Em
These hearts are
G D7
Radiant with Thy love
G Em D7
These minds and spirits are
G Em D7
Exhilarated by
G D7
The message of Thy glad tidings
G D7
O God
G D7
O God

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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