Prayer for Monday

There is a reason for all things.
The pain of loss teaches us compassion for others
and humility to our prideful kind.
It has the power to soften uncaring hearts
and to make a better person of a good one.
~ adapted from Dean Koontz, The Darkest Evening of the Year

O my God!
O Thou forgiver of sins, bestower of gifts, dispeller of afflictions!
Verily, I beseech thee to forgive the sins of such
as have abandoned the physical garment
and have ascended to the spiritual world.

O my Lord! Purify them from trespasses, dispel their sorrows,
and change their darkness into light.
Cause them to enter the garden of happiness,
cleanse them with the most pure water,
and grant them to behold Thy splendors on the loftiest mount.

(‘Abdu’l-Bahá)

This Week’s Affirmation:

“I trust in the process of life.”

(For more on Affirmations, go to my Affirmations Page.)

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