This past Saturday, the Stanford University Baha’i Association commemorated the visit of Abdu’l-Baha to Stanford on October 8th, 1912. This visit was part of an 8 month journey across North American that provided many opportunities for Him to meet with early believers, give talks on a range of topics, and introduce to many people, from all walks of life, the message of Baha’u’llah.
Abdu’l-Baha revealed a prayer for America, which on this election day provides a context on how this election has captured the attention of not only the citizens of these united states, but also a world that looks to America as a standard bearer.Indeed the outcome of this election may impact the lives of billions of people.
O Thou kind Lord! This gathering is turning to Thee. These hearts are radiant with Thy Love. These minds and spirits are exhilarated by the message of Thy glad-tidings. O God! Let this American democracy become glorious in spiritual degrees even as it has aspired to material degrees, and render this just government victorious.
Confirm this revered nation to upraise the standard of the oneness of humanity, to promulgate the Most Great Peace, to become thereby most glorious and praiseworthy among all the nations of the world.
O God! This American nation is worthy of Thy favors and is deserving of Thy mercy. Make it precious and near to thee through Thy bounty and bestowal.Abdu’l-Baha