The Long Healing Prayer

star3sBahá'ís usually recite or chant the recorded Writings of it's Central Figures, Bahá'u'lláh, the Báb and 'Abdu'l Bahá, when they pray, and believe that these Writings constitute the revealed Word of God. Originally written in Persian or Arabic, these Writings are often in poetic form, written to be intoned or chanted as an aid to reflection, meditation and supplication. Amongst the most powerful of these revealed prayers is referred to as the Long Healing Prayer, and we currently use an English translation of this this prayer regularly in our devotional meetings to pray for friends in Orkney who are in poor health and suffering.

You can download the Long Healing Prayer here: 


If you would like to join us in spirit, but you can't come to our meeting, you can listen to the Long Healing Prayer with us at 11.00am GMT (or UK daylight saving time), every Sunday morning, when we gather together for a devotional meeting at the Bahá'í Centre in Kirkwall. Just click on the player below.

If you would like us to pray for a the healing of a particular person, you can send us a message, or a name in the reponse box below, and we will remember them at our prayer gathering.

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    • Thank you for your request, Debra. We will continue to pray for Carrie at our weekly devotionals an Sunday, at which we say the Long Healing Prayer of Bahá’u’lláh.

  1. My dear bahai friends of the United Kingdom,

    I humbly would like to ask you to say the long healing prayer for my beloved wife, Elsa, who is suffering from sickness now.  Elsa is not a bahai  but she is a child of God who has not recognized her Father yet.  My wish is that God through His healing and mercy may spare her life so that she may recognize Baha'u'llah before God calls her to eternity later in life.

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