The Mystic’s Prayer

GIVE ME OH GOD
DEEP THOUGHTS
HIGH DREAMS
FEW WORDS
MUCH SILENCE
THE NARROW PATH
THE WIDE OUTLOOK
THE END IN PEACE.

AMEN.

- Hazrat Inayat Khan, from his book The Inner Life. (with thanks to Brother Michael for calling it to my attention).

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16 Responses to The Mystic’s Prayer

  1. Shahrzad says:

    And the wide outlook and the End in Peace.. The most important ones to ask.. Indeed a wonderful dua.. Ameen..

  2. Pari Jaan says:

    I loved this and wrote it in my journal. Few words and much silence is what I’m working on these days – I think I’m too noisy :)

  3. Rabu says:

    Subhanallah! What a precious doa. Amen…

    blessings

    :)

  4. Achelois says:

    Me too!

    Ameen.

  5. Maithri says:

    Perfect dear brother,

    A most grateful Amen,

    With love, Maithri

  6. Abdur Rahman says:

    Salaams Baba Darvish,

    Amin, amin, amin…

  7. Umm Salihah says:

    Mash’Allah, what a beautiful dua. Ameen.
    (I could definitely do with the few words)

  8. Ruth says:

    A beautiful poem – says it all really.

  9. Barbara says:

    Ameen dearest Irving to such a short, sweet and easy dua! Sometimes too many words just clog the flow of the true…

    your friend,

  10. MysticSaint says:

    Mashallah.

    Amen. Amen. Amen.

  11. Krishna.N.C says:

    Beloved Brother Irving,
    Subhanallah:)) A very beautiful prayer and i intend to atleast try and imbibe Silence…so very hard to find coz its right below our nose…LOL ;)
    Ameen to the blessed prayer brother :) Hope you and your loved ones are doing fine..
    Lots of Love and prayers for you my sweetheart:)
    God Bless you :)

  12. priya says:

    end of peace…..yes if there is peace then who will remember the Beloved ….very true Brother….it is like carrying the cross forever and ever.thanks Brother for this lovely dua.

  13. Umm Bilal says:

    Assalamu alaikum Dear Irving Darvish,
    YA RABB YA RABB YA KAREEM YA WADUD YA RABB!
    Wassalamu alaikum

  14. MysticSaint says:

    Ameen, O Beloved Ameen.

  15. C N UCHE says:

    I am desirous to associate with mystical organisation

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