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Thankful Thursday: January 7, 2021
Istijlal (Majesty) 9 Sharaf (Honor) 177 B.E. - Thursday, January 7, 2021


On the first Thankful Thursday in 2021,
         I am thankful
                   for a New Year and a new decade;
                   for the hope I receive from studying the scriptures revealed by Baha'u'llah.
                             the Bab, and 'Abdu'l-Baha;
                    for the Prayer for America:

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‑Bahá12


Footnotes
1  Bahá’í Prayers
2  http://www.bahai.org/r/797820508


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