Hazrat Inayat Khan
1882 – 1927

The Sufi Invocation
Toward the One,
the perfection of love, harmony and beauty,
the only being,
united with all the illuminated souls
who form the embodiment of the master,
the spirit of guidance.

The Confraternity Prayers of Hazrat Inayat Khan

Praise be to Thee, most supreme God,
omnipotent, omnipresent, all-pervading,
the only being.
Take us in Thy parental arms,
raise us from the denseness of the earth.
Thy beauty do we worship,
to Thee do we give willing surrender,
most merciful and compassionate God,
the idealized Lord of the whole humanity.
Thee only do we worship,
and toward Thee alone do we aspire.
Open our hearts toward Thy beauty,
illuminate our souls with divine light
O Thou, the perfection of love, harmony and beauty!

All-powerful creator, sustainer, judge and forgiver of our shortcomings,
Lord God of the east and of the west,
of the worlds above and below,
and of the seen and unseen beings,
pour upon us Thy love and Thy light,
give sustenance to our bodies, hearts and souls.
Use us for the purpose that Thy wisdom chooseth,
and guide us on the path of Thine own goodness.
Draw us closer to Thee every moment of our life,
until in us be reflected
Thy grace, Thy glory, Thy wisdom, Thy joy and Thy peace.

Most gracious Lord, Master, Messiah and Saviour of Humanity,
we greet thee with all humility.

Thou are the first cause and the last effect,
the Divine Light and the Spirit of Guidance,
Alpha and Omega.

Thy light is in all forms,
Thy love in all beings:
in a loving mother, in a kind father, in an innocent child, in a helpful friend, in an inspiring teacher.

Allow us to recognize Thee in all Thy holy names and forms:
as Rama, as Krishna, as Shiva, as Buddha.
Let us know Thee as
Abraham, as Solomon, as Zarathustra, as Moses, as Jesus, as Mohammed,
and in many other names and forms, known and unknown to the world.

We adore Thy past;
Thy presence deeply enlightens our being,
and we look for Thy blessing in the future, O Messenger, Christ, Nabi, the Rassoul of God!
Thou whose heart constantly reaches upward,
Thou comest on earth with a message,
as a dove from above when Dharma decays,
and speakest the word that is put into Thy mouth,
as the light filleth the crescent moon.

Let the star of the Divine Light shining in Thy heart
be reflected in the hearts of Thy devotees.
May the message of God reach far and wide,
illuminating and making the whole of humanity
as one single family
in the parenthood
of God.

O Thou, Who art the perfection of love, harmony and beauty,
the Lord of heaven and earth,
open our hearts, that we may hear Thy voice,
which constantly cometh from within.
Disclose to us Thy divine light, which is hidden in our souls,
that we may know and understand life better.
Most merciful and compassionate God,
give us Thy great goodness;
teach us Thy loving forgiveness;
raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide;
send us the peace of Thy divine spirit,
and unite us all
in Thy perfect being. Amen.

Beloved Lord, almighty God!
Through the rays of the sun,
through the waves of the air,
through the all-pervading life in space,
purify and revivify me,
and I pray,
heal my body, heart and soul.

Prayer for Peace
Send us thy peace, O Lord, which is perfect and everlasting,
that our souls may radiate peace.

Send us thy peace, O Lord,
that we may think, act and speak harmoniously.

Send us thy peace, O lord,
that we may be contented and thankful for thy bountiful gifts.

Send us thy peace, O Lord,
that amidst our worldly strife, we may enjoy thy bliss.

Send us thy peace, O Lord,
that we may endure all, tolerate all, in the thought of thy grace and mercy.

Send us thy peace O Lord,
that our lives may become a divine vision,
and in thy light, all darkness may vanish.

Send us thy peace O Lord,
that we, thy children on Earth,
may all unite in one family.