Prayers for Children & Baha’i Education Resources

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Question: “How do you want to use your gifts and talents?” Answer: “I want to help make a peaceful world.” Aiden age 7, Refuge class– Yellow Springs, Ohio

Note: Musical renditions are linked below the prayers. Links are in blue. 

O God, guide me, protect me, make of me a shining lamp and a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá 

O God, Guide Me /Children singing – highlights the words (ELL) | O God, Guide Me / Julie Iraninejad & Shabnam Cyrus |  O God, guide me protect me – 点亮我的心灯 / Chinese version with video

(The following is an lovely older translation of this prayer.)

O God, guide me, protect me, illumine the lamp of my heart, and make me a brilliant star. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Baha

O God, guide me / guitar by Husseimo | O God, Guide Me / S. African choir |  Illumine the lamp of my heart! 点亮我的心灯 / Chinese version with video

He is God! O God my God! Bestow upon me a pure heart, like unto a pearl. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Pure Heart / a mermaid discovers a pearl  | Like Unto a Pearl / signing version | He is God! O God, my God | Ukulele version

Allah-u-Abha! (an Arabic word meaning God is All-Glorious! It is used as an invocation to Baha’u’llah and a Baha’i greeting by Baha’is around the world.)

Allah-u-Abha Wake-up  / Julie Iraninejad – Tender Years Album

O Lord! Plant this tender seedling in the garden of Thy manifold bounties, water it from the fountains of Thy loving-kindness and grant that it may grow into a goodly plant through the outpourings of Thy favour and grace. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful.  ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Tender Seedling Prayer / sign language version with singing | Tender Seedling | animation – no singing

O Lord! I am a child; enable me to grow beneath the shadow of Thy loving-kindness. I am a tender plant; cause me to be nurtured through the outpourings of the clouds of Thy bounty. I am a sapling of the garden of love; make me into a fruitful tree. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Loving, the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Enable Me To Grow/ Words emphasized (ELL) |  Tender Plant/ Julie Iranenejad | I am a child / a child singing | Enable Me To Grow/ Napali (English subtitles) 

A Calming Meditation (This prayer is often repeated over and over again.)

O God, My God, My Beloved, My Heart’s Desire. ~ The Báb

O God, My God /Luke Scott | My Beloved / English, Spanish, Swahili, Chinese, Italian and French

O God! Educate these children. These children are the plants of Thine orchard, the flowers of Thy meadow, the roses of Thy garden. Let Thy rain fall upon them; let the Sun of Reality shine upon them with Thy love. Let Thy breeze refresh them in order that they may be trained, grow and develop, and appear in the utmost beauty. Thou art the Giver. Thou art the Compassionate. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

O God! Educate These Children / (ELL) | Educate These Children / jazzy version | Educate these children / Mines of Gems, Malaysia

O Thou kind Lord! These lovely children are the handiwork of the fingers of Thy might and the wondrous signs of Thy greatness. O God! Protect these children, graciously assist them to be educated and enable them to render service to the world of humanity. O God! These children are pearls, cause them to be nurtured within the shell of Thy loving-kindness. Thou art the Bountiful, the All-Loving.~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

These Lovely Children / Mary Davis | These Lovely Children / Julie Iraninejad

O Thou kind Lord! I am a little child, exalt me by admitting me to the kingdom. I am earthly, make me heavenly; I am of the world below, let me belong to the realm above; gloomy, suffer me to become radiant; material, make me spiritual, and grant that I may manifest Thine infinite bounties. Thou art the Powerful, the All-Loving. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

O Thou Kind Lord /Ruhi class video (ELL) | O Thou Kind Lord New Era School children

I am, O my God, but a tiny seed which Thou hast sown in the soil of Thy love, and caused to spring forth by the hand of Thy bounty. This seed craveth, therefore, in its inmost being, for the waters of Thy mercy and the living fountain of Thy grace. Send down upon it, from the heaven of Thy loving-kindness, that which will enable it to flourish beneath Thy shadow and within the borders of Thy court. Thou art He Who watereth the hearts of all that have recognized Thee from Thy plenteous stream and the fountain of Thy living waters. Praised be God, the Lord of the worlds. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Tiny Seed / ukulele with cords – Victoria & Willow | Tiny Seed / Nabil & Karim | I am a tiny seed / Dawnbreaker Collective

O my Lord! O my Lord! I am a child of tender years. Nourish me from the breast of Thy mercy, train me in the bosom of Thy love, educate me in the school of Thy guidance and develop me under the shadow of Thy bounty. Deliver me from darkness, make me a brilliant light; free me from unhappiness, make me a flower of the rose garden; suffer me to become a servant of Thy threshold and confer upon me the disposition and nature of the righteous; make me a cause of bounty to the human world, and crown my head with the diadem of eternal life. Verily, Thou art the Powerful, the Mighty, the Seer, the Hearer. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

A child of tender years / words/excerpt by Layli Evans |

O Lord! Make these children excellent plants. Let them grow and develop in the Garden of Thy Covenant, and bestow freshness and beauty through the outpourings of the clouds of the Abha Kingdom. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

The Garden of Thy Covenant / Julie Iraninejad

O Thou most glorious Lord! Make this little maidservant of Thine blessed and happy; cause her to be cherished at the threshold of Thy oneness, and let her drink deep from the cup of Thy love so that she may be filled with rapture and ecstasy and diffuse sweet-scented fragrance. Thou art the Mighty and the Powerful, and Thou art the All-Knowing, the All-Seeing. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Blessed and Happy/ Ali & Nasim Youseffi, (ELL)

O Thou kind Lord! Bestow heavenly confirmation upon this daughter of the kingdom, and graciously aid her that she may remain firm and steadfast in Thy Cause and that she may, even as a nightingale of the rose garden of mysteries, warble melodies in the Abhá Kingdom in the most wondrous tones, thereby bringing happiness to everyone. Make her exalted among the daughters of the kingdom and enable her to attain life eternal. Thou art the Bestower, the All-Loving. ~ ‘Abdu’l-Bahá

Bestow Heavenly Confirmation / Nabil

O my God! O my God! Unite the hearts of Thy servants, and reveal to them Thy great purpose. May they follow Thy commandments and abide in Thy law. Help them, O God, in their endeavor, and grant them strength to serve Thee. O God! Leave them not to themselves, but guide their steps by the light of Thy knowledge, and cheer their hearts by Thy love. Verily, Thou art their Helper and their Lord. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Unite the Hearts of Thy Servants / S.Simmons & Ayana Williams

Blessed is the spot… where mention of God hath been made…

Blessed is the spot, and the house, and the place, and the city, and the heart, and the mountain, and the refuge, and the cave, and the valley, and the land, and the sea, and the island, and the meadow where mention of God hath been made, and His praise glorified. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

Learn to sing Blessed is the Spot in Swahili:

Heri pahali, na nyumba, na mahali, na mji, na moyo, na mlima, na kimbilio, na pango, na bonde, na chi, na bahari, na kisiwa, na shamba ambapo Jina la Mungu limetajwa, na Sifa Yake kutukuzwa. ~ Baha’u’llah

Blessed is the Spot / Luke Slott (good for ELL students) | Blessed Is the Spot / Animation – Kreader | Blessed is the Spot / English & Japanese | Blessed is the Spot / recited in Arabic 

Virtue Songs

We are Drops /Unity (ELL)| Fountain of Generosity / Happiness) Version 2 | Noble Way /Justice Justice is the Way | Prefer Your Brother /Sharing | Love, Love, Love (ELL) | Version 2  | Version 3 | Version 4 (children’s class singing) |  When You Tell the Truth /Truthfulness | Be Like the Earth /Humility | Joy Gives Us Wings / Joy | Joy Gives Us Wings / rap version | Bringers of Joy / rap 

Hidden Words of Bahá’u’lláh

O SON OF SPIRIT! My first counsel is this: Possess a pure, kindly and radiant heart, that thine may be a sovereignty ancient, imperishable and everlasting. ~ Bahá’u’lláh

O Son of Spirit / singing with large written words (ELL) | His first counsel / (ELL)

Spiritual Cookies

#1 A Pure, Kindly and Radiant Heart | #2 Justice | #3 Love for All Humanity | #4 Truthfulness | #5 Generosity

Exploring Spiritual Qualities (short clips)

Truthfulness | Preferring Others Before Ourselves  | Joy | Sincerity | Generosity 

Questions ?

Why Do We Pray | What is God’s Love? | Obeying the Laws of God 

Story Time

Would you like to be a storyteller? Storytelling is an art form. These stories of ‘Abdu’l-Baha can inspire others to follow his example. Wow! Just think of what the world would be like if we all followed the example of ‘Abdu’l-Baha. We would have a more peaceful, kind, compassionate, just and loving world. Listen to the story several times. When you think you know it well share the story with others. Like everything else it takes practice to become a good storyteller.

Story of ‘Abdu’l-Baha and the New Coat / Generosity | Leroy Ioas / Joy 

What’s the meaning of the word?

Stronghold/Safe & Secure/Perish | Address/Observe/Commandments | Immerse/Longing/Communion/Entreaty


Virtues Chatterbox | Rainbow Clouds | Thank You Card |