Clinging to the hem of the garment of grandeur, we will shed tears of repentance, and confess our helplessness and submission, saying:
O unseen, but ever-present One!. Assist and favor us in whatever manner is agreeable and acceptable to You. Make all the souls the dawning places of light; cultivate and make verdant the saplings of Your garden. Make of Your afflicted and fallen lovers guiding stars. Bestow upon Your servants of old a new light, so that we can act according to Your holy will, and by this the soul of the Blessed One can be contented and pleased with everyone. Indeed, there can be no greater joy or delight than the fulfillment of these wishes for these servants, who expect no rest or comfort on this earth. O Lord, aid us to do that which you desire and please. You are powerful over all, and benevolent and Merciful unto all Your servants.
On this auspicious night, O Lord of past and present, O kind God, King of Grace and Bounty; Scatter drops from the Sea of Bounty on these sorrowing hearts, Give me life anew in this existence. Save You, O King of Justice, who do your servants have? But for you, Companion in our sorrows, who do we have? I beg all for their kind prayers and supplications for assistance.
(Munirih - Memoirs and Letters, p. 65-66)
O God, my God! I beseech Thee by the sun of Thy grace, and the sea of Thy knowledge, and the heaven of Thy justice, to aid them that have denied Thee to confess, and such as have turned aside from Thee to return, and those who have calumniated Thee to be just and fair-minded. Assist them, O my Lord, to return unto Thee, and to repent before the door of Thy grace. Powerful art Thou to do what Thou willest, and in Thy grasp are the reins of all that is in the heavens and all that is on earth. Praise be unto God, the Lord of the worlds.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 106)
O God, my God! I have turned in repentance unto Thee, and verily Thou art the Pardoner, the Compassionate.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Bahá’í Prayers, p. 161)
O Thou Provider, O Thou Forgiver! Grant us Thy grace and loving-kindness, Thy gifts and Thy bestowals, and sustain us, that we may attain our goal. Thou art the Powerful, the Able, the Knower, the Seer; and, verily, Thou art the Generous, and, verily, Thou art the All-Merciful, and, verily, Thou art the Ever-Forgiving, He to Whom repentance is due, He Who forgiveth even the most grievous of sins.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, Selections from the Writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá, p. 233)
We entreat God—exalted and glorified be He—to aid all men to be just and fair-minded, and to graciously assist them to repent and return unto Him. He, verily, heareth, and is ready to answer.
(Bahá’u’lláh, Epistle to the Son of the Wolf, p. 33)