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Devotions

Devotional Meetings

Baha'is at a Devotional MeetingBaha'is at a Devotional MeetingInspiration, rejuvenation, motivation, purpose, meaning – all are essential ingredients to one's sense that his or her life is on track, is worth living. Yet, day to day, one is hard-pressed to find or feel them and is challenged to maintain a positive, hopeful outlook. The Word of God, from all spiritual sources, provides inspiration, rejuvenates souls, gladdens hearts, and renews one's sense of purpose.

Bahá'ís host devotional gatherings in homes and community centers to take advantage of such benefits through prayer and the reading together of the Bahá'í writings and other scriptures and to create an environment of unity and harmony. Prayer is a central element in all religious traditions and these meetings stress its universal nature.

Devotions are personal, hence devotional meetings may consist of a few selected prayers or readings from Sacred Scriptures of many Faiths. Personal sharing of favorite prayers or readings are encouraged and admired. Words of Wisdom, no matter what the source, are always inspring.