“The impulse to pray is a natural one springing from man’s love to God” -`Abdu’l-Bahá
One of our deepest human longings is to commune with our Creator. Praying together at a fixed time and place, in addition to strengthening bonds of unity and affection, brings a certain structure and realism to an activity in which our finite mortal minds reach out to the Infinite. At Bahá’í devotional gatherings prayers are read from the Bahá’í Scriptures as well as from the scriptures of the major revealed Religions such as Christianity, Islam, Judaism, and Hinduism. Everyone is welcome to participate. There is no established ritual and no collection of funds. In the Baha’i Faith prayer is not congregational; one person prays at a time while the others are silent. Participants are encouraged to bring prayers or favorite passages from the scriptures to share.
“Remembrance of God is like the rain and dew which bestow freshness and grace on flowers and hyacinths, revive them and cause them to acquire fragrance, redolence and renewed charm.” -`Abdu’l-Bahá
In Kent we hold devotional gatherings in our homes and neighborhoods. The multi-faith friendship devotional is normally held on the fourth saturday of each month in the Kollasch home but has not yet been scheduled for July. Another devotional is normally held on the third Saturday at 10AM at Soheila’s but has not yet been added to the July calendar – we’ll update the calendar when the date is confirmed.