I have always loved this prayer and the imagery Abdu’l‑Bahá uses, comparing us to a glass that will allow the light of God's love to shine through us and into the world. I feel this is ultimately the highest aim anyone could have for their life, to become a channel of Light.
For this song I had the pleasure of being joined by a dear friend and talented artist, Jasmine Howard, who has added her beautiful vocals in Portuguese.
We're also honored to be joined by Shango Dely with his wonderful percussion, bringing the rhythms to life!
"O Thou the Compassionate God. Bestow upon me a heart which, like unto a glass, may be illumined with the light of Thy love, and confer upon me thoughts which may change this world into a rose garden through the outpourings of heavenly grace."
—Prayer revealed by ‘Abdu’l‑Bahá
released September 1, 2022
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Music composed and produced by Ali Youssefi
Lyrics from the writings of Abdu’l‑Bahá
Portuguese Vocals by Jasmine Howard (jasminemusica.com)
Percussion by Shango Dely (www.instagram.com/shangodely)
Mixed by Ivan Mihoci
Mastered by Jarome Matthew
Video by Shadi Youssefi
Brazil footage filmed by Kian Shaikhzadeh Santos
Special thanks to:
Michael and Gail Fanning