Tests and Difficulties
When times are hard
Is there any remover of difficulties save God?
Songs based on a prayer of the Báb:
Is there any Remover of difficulties save God? Say: Praised be God! He is God! All are His servants, and all abide by His bidding!
Songs based on passages from the Fire Tablet, a tablet often recited in times of difficulty
Refresh and gladden my spirit
Songs based on a prayer attributed to ʻAbdu'l-Bahá:
O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor will I let trouble harass me. I will not dwell on the unpleasant things of life. O God! Thou art more friend to me than I am to myself. I dedicate myself to Thee, O Lord.
Relying upon God
Songs based on Writings that help us rely upon God
Invoking God's help
Yá Allahu'l-MustaghathSong based on an invocation revealed by the Báb. "He prescribed it for recitation by His followers in times of trouble and difficulty. Shoghi Effendi has translated the word “Mustagháth” as “He Who is invoked for help”." (The Universal House of Justice, 25 November 1999)
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