Newly translated prayers for parents

Updated: Sep 28

A collected of recently translated Baha'i prayers for expectant parents

The Universal House of Justice has shared a newly authorised English translation of the prayer of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá for expectant mothers beginning “O Lord, my Lord! I praise Thee and thank Thee”.


Also newly translated are four other prayers for parents, three revealed by Bahá’u’lláh and one by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. Links to these each of the newly translated prayers as well as the

original-language texts have been provided. These prayers can also be downloaded from the Recent Additions page on the Bahá’í Reference Library website.


O Lord, my Lord! I praise Thee and thank Thee for the favour....

Original-language texts >


Praise be to Thee, O my God, that Thou didst graciously remember me through Thy Most Exalted Pen...

Original language text of this prayer >


He is the Ever-Abiding, the Almighty, the Most High...

Original language text of this prayer >


The following prayer was revealed for the recipient on the occasion of the birth of his daughter.

O God, my God! I yield Thee thanks for having guided me unto Thy straight Path...


The following prayer was revealed for the recipient on the occasion of the death of his newborn child.

O Lord! Thou didst bestow and Thou didst summon back unto Thyself...



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