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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. These gatherings are open to all and are intended to embrace that attitude of prayer and practice of devotion that is universal to all religions.

What are Devotional Gatherings?

September 29, 2016, in Videos > Short Film, by

In this short animation, Baha’i Blog presents a description of devotional gatherings. 

In diverse settings throughout the world, Baha’is and their friends unite with one another in prayer. Whether in urban settings or villages, these devotional gatherings consist largely of reading prayers and passages from the Baha’i sacred texts in an informal yet respectful atmosphere. A spirit of communal worship is generated by these simple gatherings and the spirit begins to permeate the community’s collective endeavours.

For more information on devotional gatherings contact the Baha’is in your area: www.bahai.org/national-communities

You can also learn more about the characteristics of devotional gatherings here on Bahai.org: http://www.bahai.org/action/devotional-life/devotional-meetings

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Sonjel Vreeland

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.

Discussion 4 Comments

Interesting. In our community, in the west of Ireland, we include readings from all the major religions as well as the Baha’i writings

Joe Walshe (September 9, 2016 at 9:05 PM)

Hi Joe!

Thanks for your comment! That sounds like an inspiring devotional gathering! What I love about devotional gatherings is how incredibly different they can be from community to community, neighbourhood to neighbourhood, or even home to home!

– Sonjel

Sonjel Vreeland (September 9, 2016 at 9:09 AM)

I love it. It would be amazing to see that. That’s why our Houses of Worship are what they are. So glad to see you sharing with your community.

PeggySue (August 8, 2018 at 9:23 PM)

Devotional gathering is the fruit after the friends finish Book 1.

Criselda R. Figuerres (September 9, 2016 at 11:41 AM)

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