Youth find meaning in teaching children’s classes


Every Thursday at 4:30pm, you can find five devoted youth heading off to the Cedar Hills Grange. Sure, this was not how we envisioned our afternoons to be spent this year; running like headless birds straight from school directly to the Cedar Hills Grange, skipping cross country practice and numerous after school activities just to [...]

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit

Bahá’í Writings

O God! Refresh and gladden my spirit. Purify my heart. Illumine my powers. I lay all my affairs in Thy hand. Thou art my Guide and my Refuge. I will no longer be sorrowful and grieved; I will be a happy and joyful being. O God! I will no longer be full of anxiety, nor [...]

Prayer and Devotional Meetings

Our Focus

Collective worship is essential to the spirit of the community. Just as the individual’s spiritual journey begins with prayer and a connection to the Creator, collective worship is the foundation for the community’s development and progress. When we come together to worship with our friends and family, prayer becomes part of the fabric of our [...]

Being a Baha’i: Daily Prayers and Meditation

News, Perspectives

An important part of the spiritual practice of members of the Baha’i Faith is daily prayer and meditation. Maggie Wilkins, a Baha’i in Highland Park, Illinois, knew that saying prayers was key in her spiritual development, but found the Baha’i prayers “next-to impossible” to learn because of her dyslexia. Wilkins had a deep-seated desire to overcome [...]

Music video features Baha’i prayer

News, Perspectives, Videos

Devon Gundry – “Armed” from Justin Baldoni on Vimeo. Baha’i musician, Devon Gundry, teamed up with a number of Baha’i artists to produce a devotional music video, “Armed.” The words to the song come from a prayer by Baha’u’llah, founder of the Baha’i Faith: “Armed with the power of Thy name nothing can ever hurt [...]

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