“Prayer is conversation with God.” — ‘Abdu’l-Baha

“The Lord’s Prayer” by Susan Boyle (w/Lyrics)
Published on Feb 15, 2014 – Giulia Zarantonello [91,906+]

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“There is nothing sweeter in the world of existence than prayer. Man must live in a state of prayer. The most blessed condition is the condition of prayer and supplication. Prayer is conversation with God. The greatest attainment or the sweetest state is none other than conversation with God. It creates spirituality, creates mindfulness and celestial feelings, begets new attractions of the Kingdom and engenders the susceptibilities of the higher intelligence.” – ‘Abdu’l-Baha, Star of the West, “Prayer”, vol. VIII, no. 4 (17 May 1917), p. 41

Imagine an interview with God – what would you ask?

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I dreamed I had an interview with God.
“So you would like to interview me?” Asked God.
“If you have the time,” I said
“My time is eternity. What questions do you have in mind for me?”
“What surprises you most about humankind?”
God answered . . .

    “That they get bored with childhood. They rush to grow up and then long to be children again.”

    “That they lose their health to make money and then lose their money to restore their health.”

    “That by thinking anxiously about the future, they forget the present, such that they live in neither the present nor the future.”

    “That they live as if they will never die, and die as if they had never lived.”

God’s hand took mine and we were silent for awhile.

I asked, “As a parent, what are some of life’s lessons you want your children to learn?”

God replied with a smile.

    “To learn that it is not good to compare themselves to others.”

    “To learn they cannot make anyone love them. What they can do is let themselves be loved.”

    “To learn that a rich person is not the one who has the most, but is one who needs the least.”

    “To learn that it only takes a few seconds to open profound wounds in persons we love, and it takes many years to heal them.”

    “To learn to forgive by practicing forgiveness.”

    “To learn that there are person who love them dearly, but simply do not know how to express or show their feelings.”

    “To learn that two people can look at the same thing and see it differently.”

    “To learn that it is not always enough that they be forgiven by others,
    But that they must forgive themselves.”

“Thank you for your time,” I said humbly. “Is there anything else you would like your children to know?”

“To learn that I am here . . . Always”


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