And to the two honourable angels who justly record people’s deeds, preserve them, and witness to those deeds, greetings, greetings. May God – exalted is He – enliven you. Write this on the first page of our deeds this bright day:
I bear witness that there is no god but God, I bear witness that Muhammad is His servant and messenger.
God willing, with this testimony we live; with this testimony we die; and with this testimony we shall be resurrected hereafter.
I have readied the following words: facing all fears, ‘there is no god but God.’
Facing all sorrows and sadness, ‘May it be as God wills.’
Facing all benefits, ‘Praise be to God,’ and facing all abundance, ‘Thanks be to God.’
Facing all astonishment, ‘God is subtle beyond all knowing.’
Facing all sins, ‘I ask God’s forgiveness’; facing all scarcities, ‘God is enough for me.’
Facing all calamities, ‘We belong to God and to Him we shall return.’
Facing every event of destiny, ‘I trust in God.’
Facing all obedience and disobedience, ‘There is no means or power in anyone except through God who is the Most High, the Most Great’.
- Taken from the Mevlevi Sufi Order Daily Litany, or Evrad-i Serif