Prayer and meditation

In the physical world, human beings have to eat everyday. This is a requirement of the human body; if we dont, we will get sick and quickly die. We can say, then, that eating daily is a law of physical existance which has to be obeyed. In the same way, one of the commandments of Baha'u'llah is that we should pray everyday. Like our body, our soul needs constant nourishment, and prayer provides the nourishment for our spiritual growth. As in most other religions, prayer and meditation are primary tools for spiritual development. Baha'u'llah Himself wrote hundreds of prayers. There are prayers for general use, for healing, for spiritual growth, for facing difficulties, for marriage, for community life, and for humanity itself. Baha'u'llah also asked His followers to choose one of three 'obligatory' prayers for recitation each day.

Unity prayer in different languages


ENGLISH

O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law. Help them O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God, leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge and cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord.

ATESO

Wu Ekadeke! Wu Ekadeke! Kimorikik itaon luka ikejaanakinak Kon, ido kopukok kes na ilosikit Ijo awam naepol. Kosoete atupar ikisila Kon ido korautu lumunon kotoma ikisila Kon. Kisigalik les kes Wu Edeke, kotoma aurededet kec, koinak kes agogong aijaanakin Ijo. Wu Edeke, siri kijalak kes bonik, konye kingarenik akeje kec kaica naka aijen Kon ido kitalaka itaon kec kede amina Kon. Abeit cut, Ijo nges Ekengarakinan kec ido Ejakait kec.

RUNYANKOLE

Ai Ruhanga! Ai Ruhanga! terana emitiima ya bahuku baawe, kandi oberekye ekigyendererwa kyaawe ekikuru. Bakuratire ebiragiro byaawe kandi barebere amaateeka gawe. Bayambe ai Ruhanga, omu kwehayo kwaabo, kandi obaahe amaani g'okukuheereza. Ai Ruhanga! otabareeka ahabwabo bonka, kwonka oyemberere ebgyere byaabo n'ekyererezi ky'amagezi Gaawe, kandi oshemeeeze emiituma yaabo narukundo yaawe. Buzima, niiwe muweezi waabo kandi omugabe waabo.

LUGANDA

Ayi Katonda wange, Ayi Katonda wange! Ogatte wamu emitima gy'abaddu Bo, era obabikulire ensonga Yo enkulu. Bagoberere ebiragiro Byo era bakwatenga amateeka Go. Bayambe Ayi Katonda, mu kufaabiina kwabwe era obawe amaanyi okukuwerezanga. Ayi Katonda, tobaleka ku bwabwe bokka, naye olungamye ebigere byabwe n'omusana ogw'amagezi Go, era osanyuse emitima gyabwe n'okwagala Kwo. Ddala ddala, Ggwe Muyambi wabwe era Mukama waabwe.

LUO

Ai Lubanga na! Ai Lubanga na! Rib adunu pa lumiro Ni dok inyuti gi kamaleng yub Meri madit, wek gulub Cik Meri dok gukwo iiyo. Kony gi, Ai Lubanga, iyele gi dok iminigi teko me tiyo tic pi In. Ai Lubanga pe iwek gi ken-gi ento tel gi ki lengpiny me ngec Meri dok iyom cwinygi ki mar Meri. Adada In aye Lakony gi dok Rwot megi.