“Be thou strong and firm. Be thou resolute and steadfast. When the tree is firmly rooted, it will bear fruit. Therefore, it is not permitted to be agitated by any test. Be thou not disheartened. Be thou not discouraged. The trials of God are many, but if man remains firm and steadfast, test itself is a stepping stone for the progress of humanity.”
“O Thou Who art the Lord of all names and the Maker of the heavens! I beseech Thee by them Who are the Day-Springs of Thine invisible Essence, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious, to make of my prayer a fire that will burn away the veils which have shut me out from Thy beauty, and a light that will lead me unto the ocean of Thy Presence.”
brianna baggett/left (brooklyn, usa):
Staying ever-present in this moment.
lindsey lugsch-tehle/right (haifa, israel): It’s hard to believe that this time last year my husband and I were preparing to relocate to the Holy Land to serve this Cause. And now, having spent nearly one year here, I can’t help but feel abundantly blessed to have the opportunity to offer prayers at the Threshold during this season of purification and rejuvenation. May we all be led to the ocean of His Presence by the light and the fire that is prayer.