“Cause me to taste, O my Lord, the divine sweetness of Thy remembrance and praise.”
“Assist them, O my God, to render Thee victorious and to exalt Thy Word. Suffer them, then, to become as hands of Thy Cause amongst Thy servants, and make them to be revealers of Thy religion and Thy signs amongst mankind, in such wise that the whole world may be filled with Thy remembrance and praise and with Thy proofs and evidences.”
leili (haifa, israel) left: It is day one and I already feel like I am floating. I am so blessed to be able to fast next to the holiest spots on earth. It is like being surrounded by spirit made matter… Today I have been thinking a lot about sacrifice and detachment, their meaning and their significance, and I hope that one day I can find a way to master them. For now, the fast provides me with a real example of what the power of faith can do: to have an entire community find joy through a little pain.
shahriar (quito, ecuador) right: Today and every day during this special time I pray for my fast to be accepted.