Revisions to new English prayers of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Posted: 2021/10/19

18 October 2021 / 4 Knowledge 178

All Local Spiritual Assemblies
All Regional Bahá’í Councils
All Registered Groups

Dear Bahá’í Friends,

Further to our letters dated 9 March and 8 April 2021 regarding the new English translations of twenty-six prayers revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, the Office of Correspondence at the Bahá’í World Centre has advised that the following changes have recently been made to the translations of two of the prayers:

  • Prayer 1: a footnote has been added after the sentence that ends with “Thy sacred Threshold.”; the footnote says “Reference to the Shrine of Bahá’u’lláh.”
  • Prayer 26: in couplet 2, the phrase “mine ardent goal” has been changed to “my loss and woe”; in couplet 3, the word “balm” has been changed to “friend”.

These changes have been made to the prayers on the Bahá’í Reference Library (, and we have attached a corrected PDF version for your convenience.

With loving Bahá’í greetings,
Karen McKye, Secretary

Twenty-six prayers revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá – revised October 2021