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Holy Songs - Bahá'í Prayers

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The Baháʼí faith is one of the fastest growing religions in the world. Founded in the 19th century by His Holiness Baháʼu'lláh in Persia, it is now estimated to have over five million believers all over the world. Bahá means “glory” or “splendor.” There are three central teachings of the Bahá’i Faith, which are the unity of God, the unity of religion, and unity of humankind. Prayers are important to Baháʼí practitioners, as they bring one closer to God.

His Holiness `Abdu'l-Bahá, the son of His Holiness Baháʼu'lláh and the appointed successor, wrote many beautiful and profound prayer verses. Some of these verses have been set to music by the believers.

Today we invite you to listen to three uplifting devotional songs by Baha’i inspired performers with lyrics based on prayers by His Holiness `Abdu'l-Bahá. The first song is called “Waves of the Sea” from the album “Seed” composed by the British composer Richard Leigh. “Waves of the Sea” is a prayer for oneness. Indeed, each of us is a part of the whole; we are connected, united and are one in essence. If more people realize this, there will be more peace, cooperation, and harmony among us all.

The next song is called “Aid Thou,” composed and sung by Rebecca Johnston-Garvin from the album "Befriend Me." The lyrics are based on the prayer “On my God, aid Thou Thy servant,” written by His Holiness `Abdu'l-Bahá. This prayer reminds us that we all rely on the Almighty God to aid and guide us on our spiritual path, to overcome worldly obstacles and to continue to serve Hirm.

The last song “Ray of Light” from the album “Temple of Light” is composed and performed by Christopher Faizi. The video shows various Bahá'í Houses of Worship around the world. These uplifting songs inspired by prayers of His Holiness `Abdu'l-Bahá have certainly brought rays of sunlight into our hearts, encouraging us to strive to be connected with the Divine within.

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