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"This prayer was composed by William Donkin at Meher Baba's request, based on various Christian prayers. It was recited on September 17, 1954, in Meher Baba's presence, as well as on several other occasions. Contrary to what has mistakenly been published over the years, Baba did not compose or dictate the prayer, but he did appreciate Donkin's effort." David Fenster

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost,
O Lord, hear my prayer and let my cry come unto Thee!

Thou Who art the God of the Gods, the Father Almighty, art the Father Everlasting!
O God, Almighty Father, the Lord of Lords! The King of Kings!
All the earth doth worship Thee!
To Thee all angels, to Thee the heavens and all powers,
To Thee all saints and all beings with unceasing voice do cry:
The Holy! The Holy of Holies!

Full are the heavens and the earth of the majesty of Thy glory,
Thou the glorious! Thou the exalted Effulgence;
Thou the praiseworthy in the assemblage of the prophets;
Thou the celestial Beauty, art the eternal Song of Thy lovers.

Thou Who art acknowledged, praised and worshipped throughout the world,
In all churches, synagogues, mosques, temples and pagodas
To Thee I most humbly bow down.
Thou of unbounded majesty; art the father of the creation;
Thy true, adorable and only begotten Son, the Christ, is the King of Glory,
the Saviour of mankind, the Ancient One, the Highest of the High!

O Christ! The Messiah! Thou of the Father Everlasting art the Son Everlasting!
Thou, O most merciful Lord, hath taken upon Thee to deliver men from bondage to eternal glory;
O The Ancient One! The Redeemer! Thou, having first overcome the sting of ignorance,
Didst open to all the kingdom of Bliss, Knowledge, and Power!

I most humbly praise Thee, O My God!
I most firmly acknowledge Thee, O My God!
O My Soul of souls, I believe in Thee, because Thou art Truth itself.
I worship Thee, O Highest of the High, because Thou art the Only One worthy of adoration.
I love Thee above all things and beings, because Thou art Love Divine itself.

I beseech Thee, because Thou art Mercy itself!
I offer Thee all my thoughts, words and actions, my sufferings and joys, because Thou art the Only Beloved.

I therefore beseech Thee, my God, my Lord of Lords, the Highest of the High, the Ancient One,
To have mercy on me according to Thy unbounded mercy, and let my cry come unto Thee!
O My Beloved! Suffer me not to be separated from Thee for ever and ever!


THE GOD-MAN, pp. 236-237, C. B. Purdom
1971 © Meher Spiritual Center, Inc.


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