I have fond and vivid memories of a small Bahá’í get together in the heart of Sussex during my youth, at which I was discussing with a friend the longest prayers that we had committed to memory. I was very impressed when my friend told me that she had memorized about half of the long Healing Prayer.
“Really?” I asked,
“Yes!” She replied, “Thou the Sufficing, Thou the Healing, Thou the Abiding, O Thou Abiding One!”
That verse is repeated thirty-nine times during the prayer, 40 times in many older prints of the translation. For today’s blog post I am going to offer a short reflection on this long prayer. Continue reading The Long Healing Prayer