In the Name of God, the All-merciful,
inspire us to obey Thee,
turn us aside from disobeying Thee,
make it easy for us to reach
the seeking of Thy good pleasure which we wish,
set us down in the midst of Thy Gardens,
dispel from our insights the clouds of misgiving,
uncover from our hearts the wrappings of doubt and the veil,
make falsehood vanish from our innermost minds,
and fix the truth in our secret thoughts,
for doubts and opinions fertilize temptations
and muddy the purity of gifts and kindnesses!
carry us in the ships of Thy deliverance,
give us to enjoy the pleasure of whispered prayer to Thee,
make us drink at the pools of Thy love,
let us taste the sweetness of Thy affection and nearness,
allow us to struggle in Thee,316
preoccupy us with obeying Thee,
and purify our intentions in devoting works to Thee,
for we exist through Thee and belong to Thee,
and we have no one to mediate with Thee but Thee!
place me among the chosen, the good,
Join me to
the first to reach generous gifts,
the swift to come upon good things,
the workers of the abiding acts of righteousness,
the strivers after elevated degrees!
Thou art powerful over everything317
and disposed to respond!
By Thy mercy,
O Most Merciful of the merciful!