+GUIDING THE SOULS OF CHILDREN – SOME BEAUTIFUL PRAYERS

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Here are some very sweet prayers for infants and children:

“O Thou peerless Lord!  Let this suckling babe be nursed from the breast of Thy loving Kindness, guard it within the cradle of Thy safety and protection and grant that it be reared in the arms of Thy tender affection.” — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Page 35

“O God!  Rear this little babe in the bosom of Thy love, and give it milk from the breast of Thy Providence.  Cultivate this fresh plant in the rose garden of Thy love and aid it to grow through the showers of Thy bounty.  Make it a child of the kingdom, and lead it to Thy heavenly realm.  Thou are powerful and kind, and Thou are the Bestower, the Generous, the Lord of surpassing bounty.” — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Page 35

“O God!  Educate these children.  These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden.  Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love.  Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty.  Thou art the Giver.  Thou art the Compassionate.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Pages 35-36

“O Thou kind Lord!  These lovely children are the handiwork of the fingers of Thy might and the wondrous signs of Thy greatness.  O God!  Protect these children, graciously assist them to be educated and enable them to render service to the world of humanity.  O God!  These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving-kindness.

“Thou art the Bountiful, the All-Loving.” — ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Page 36

“He is God!  O God, my God!  Bestow upon me a pure heart, like unto a pearl.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá — Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Page 37

“O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star.  Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.” ‘Abdu’l-Bahá —  Baha’i Prayers: A Selection of Prayers Revealed by Baha’u’llah, the Bab, and `Abdu’l-Baha, Page 37

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+GUIDING THE SOUL OF A CHILD — THE OPPOSITE OF TRAUMA

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