Praise Be To Thee, O My God, Inasmuch As Thou





Praise be to Thee, O my God, inasmuch as Thou hast turned the faces of Thy

servants towards the right-hand of the throne of Thy gifts, and hast

caused them to be detached from all else besides Thee, that they may

recognize Thy sovereignty and acknowledge Thy glory. I testify to the

potency of Thy Cause, the pervasive influence of Thy decree, the

immutability of Thy will, the endlessness of Thy purpose. All things lie

prisoned within the grasp of Thy might, and the whole creation is

destitute when brought face to face with the evidences of Thy wealth.



Deal Thou, therefore, O my God, my Beloved, my supreme Desire, with Thy

servants and with all that were created by Thee as would beseem Thy beauty

and Thy greatness, and would be worthy of Thy generosity and gifts. Thou

art, in truth, He Whose mercy hath encompassed all the worlds, and Whose

grace hath embraced all that dwell on earth and in heaven. Who is there

that hath cried after Thee, and whose prayer hath remained unanswered?

Where is he to be found who hath reached forth towards Thee, and whom Thou

hast failed to approach? Who is he that can claim to have fixed his gaze

upon Thee, and toward whom the eye of Thy loving-kindness hath not been

directed? I bear witness that Thou hadst turned toward Thy servants ere

they had turned toward Thee, and hadst remembered them ere they had

remembered Thee. All grace is Thine, O Thou in Whose hand is the kingdom

of Divine gifts and the source of every irrevocable decree.



Send down, therefore, O my God, upon all that seek Thee that which will

entirely strip them of all that pertaineth not unto Thee, and will draw

them nigh unto Thy Self. Assist them, by Thy grace, to love Thee and to

conform unto that which shall please Thee. Grant, then, that they may go

straight on in the path of Thy Cause, the path wherein have slipped the

footsteps of the doubters among Thy people and the froward among Thy

servants. Thou art, verily, the All-Powerful, the Almighty, the Most

Great.





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