Salat

(Second prayer in Universal Worship)

Most Gracious Lord, Master, Messiah and Saviour 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 Zarathustra,
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 decayeth,
And speakest the Word that is put in 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 Brotherhood,
In the Fatherhood of God.
Amen.

-Hazrat Inayat Khan


*Nabi, – A Prophet in Sufi terminology
**Rasul – A Messenger in Sufi terminology

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