- Baha’is believe in the power of prayer and you’ll find Baha’is and their friends, throughout the world, getting together to pray. This is often referred to as a ‘devotional gathering’ or ‘devotional meeting’, and they happen in diverse settings, whether in cities or villages.
When a Baha’i pilgrim named Ruth Moffett visited the Guardian of the Baha’i Faith, Shoghi Effendi, she recorded many notes. In one session, the Guardian spoke about steps to use prayer to solve a problem, which Ruth recorded. This ‘pilgrim note’ recollection was later circulated back to the Guardian who noted they were ‘personal suggestions’ but were ‘quite sound’. The note was later referenced in a letter from the Universal House of Justice dated 11 October 1978. You can read it here: https://bit.ly/3QyzM5z
We’ve adapted Ruth Moffett’s pilgrim note into a video, narrated by Bilyana Blomeley.
The full adapted text is:
From prayer to action Begin with prayer. Stay a while in the silence. Arrive at a decision and hold this. It might seem impossible to accomplish, but if it seems to be an answer then … Have determination. Many fail here. Do not let the decision become simply a wish or vague longing. When determination is born … Have faith and confidence. The right way will appear, the door will open the right thought, the right message, the right principle will be given to you. Then, as you rise from prayer … Take action. Act as though it had all been answered. Act with tireless, ceaseless energy. And as you act, you, yourself, will become a magnet, a channel for the Divine power to flow through you.
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