And We ask Him to make this dark calamity a buckler for the body of His saints, and to protect them thereby from sharp swords and piercing blades. Through affliction hath His light shone and His praise been bright unceasingly: this hath been His method through past ages and bygone times.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 80)
And we ask Him (exalted is He) to make thee a helper unto His religion and a regarder of His justice, that thou mayest rule over [His] servants as thou rulest over those of thy kindred, and mayest choose for them what thou wouldest choose for thyself.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 82)
Ask a Bahá’í to deny any of the great Prophets, to deny his faith or to deny Moses, Muhammad or Christ, and he will say: I would rather die.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, ‘Abdu’l-Bahá in London, p. 56)
We ask God to deal with Us according to His grace, not His justice, and to make Us of those who turn toward Him and sever themselves from all beside Him.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 79)
We ask God to help all [men] unto that which He loveth and approveth.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 70)
We ask God to keep His servants from regarding aught but Him, and to bring them near to Him: verily He is potent over all things.
(‘Abdu’l-Bahá, A Traveller’s Narrative, p. 72)