June 20, 2020

May 12, 1912: Unity Church, Montclair, N.J. - Translation of the prayer ‘Abdu’l-Baha wrote in the church book at the request of the minister

O God! Thou pure Lord! Thanks be unto Thee, that the mountains and deserts were traversed and the great Atlantic was crossed until we reached this continent and in this country, we have mentioned Thy name and fame with our tongue. Even in this church, like unto Elijah, we have proclaimed Thy Kingdom.

O God! Make the people of this church to be attracted to Thy beauty, and in Thy shelter, protect and bless them.

- 'Abdu'l-Baha Abbas
(Star of the West [The Baha’i Magazine], vol. 19, no. 5, August 1928)