Prayers of Inayatiyya

The Invocation

Toward the One
the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty
the Only Being
United with all the Illuminated Souls
Who form the Embodiment of the Messenger,
the Spirit of Guidance.

Saum (morning prayer)

Praise be to Thee, Most Supreme God
Omnipotent, Omnipresent, All-pervading, the Only Being.
Take us in Thy Parental Arms, raise us from the denseness of the earth.
Thy Beauty do we worship, to Thee do we give willing surrender.
Most Merciful and Compassionate God, the Idealized Sovereign of the whole humanity
Thee only do we worship; and towards Thee alone we aspire.
Open our hearts towards Thy Beauty, Illuminate our souls with Divine Light.
O Thou, the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty!
All-powerful Creator, Sustainer, Judge and Forgiver of our shortcomings.
Sovereign God of the East and of the West, of the worlds above and below, and of the seen and unseen beings,
Pour upon us Thy Love and Thy Light,
Give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls.
Use us for the purpose that Thy Wisdom chooseth,
and guide us on the path of Thine Own Goodness.
Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life,
Until in us be reflected Thy Grace, Thy Glory, Thy Wisdom, Thy Joy, and Thy Peace. Amen.

Salat (midday prayer)

Most gracious Sovereign, Messenger, Messiah, and Savior of humanity,
We greet Thee with all humility.
Thou art the First Cause and the Last Effect,
The Divine Light and the Spirit of Guidance, Alpha and Omega.
Thy Light is in all forms, Thy Love in all beings:
In a loving mother, in a kind father, in an innocent child, in a helpful friend, in an inspiring teacher.

Allow us to recognize Thee in all Thy holy names and forms:
As Rama, as Krishna, as Shiva, as Buddha.
Let us know Thee as Abraham, as Solomon, as Zarathushtra,
As Moses, as Jesus, as Mohammed, and in many other names and forms, known and unknown to the world.

We adore Thy past; Thy presence deeply enlightens our being, and we look for Thy blessing in the future.
O Messenger, Christ, Nabi, the Rasul of God!
Thou Whose heart constantly reacheth upward,
Thou comest on earth with a message, as a dove from above when Dharma decays,
And speakest the Word that is put into Thy mouth, as the light filleth the crescent moon.

Let the star of the Divine Light shining in Thy heart be reflected in the hearts of Thy devotees.
May the Message of God reach far and wide, illuminating and making the whole humanity as one single Family in the Parenthood of God.

Khatum (evening prayer)

O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony, and Beauty,
The Sovereign of heaven and earth,
Open our hearts, that we may hear Thy Voice, which constantly cometh from within. Disclose to us Thy Divine Light, which is hidden in our souls, that we may know and understand life better.
Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness; teach us Thy loving Forgiveness; raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide us.
Send us the Peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.

Nayaz (for healing)

Beloved Sovereign, Almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun, through the waves of the air, through the All-pervading Life in space,
Purify and revivify me, and, I pray, heal my body, heart, and soul.


O Thou, who art the Maker, Moulder, and Builder of the universe,
Build with Thine own hands the Universel,
Our Temple for Thy Divine Message of Love, Harmony, and Beauty.

Prayer for Peace

Send Thy peace O Lord,
which is perfect and everlasting, that our souls may radiate peace.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
that we may think, act and speak harmoniously.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
that we may be contented and thankful for Thy bountiful gifts.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
that amidst our worldly strife, we may enjoy Thy bliss.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
that we may endure all, tolerate all, in the thought of Thy grace and mercy.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
that our lives may become a Divine vision and in Thy light, all darkness may vanish.

Send Thy peace O Lord,
our Father and Mother, that we Thy children on Earth may all unite in one family. Amen.

Sufi Blessing

May the blessings of God rest upon you,
May God’s peace abide with you,
May God’s presence illuminate your hearts,
Now and forevermore.

Remembrance Prayer

Oh Lord, you have asked us to remember you, and we have remembered you within the limitations of our bodies, hearts, and souls. Will you remember us in the infinitude of thy divine compassion and wisdom?

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