That one indeed is a man who, today, dedicateth himself to the service of the entire human race. The Great Being saith: Blessed and happy is he that ariseth to promote the best interests of the peoples and kindreds of the earth.






Prayer is essential for our spiritual sustenance and growth. Through it we may praise God and express our love for Him, as well as beseech Him for assistance. The capacity to meditate is a distinguishing feature of the human being. Indeed, the Bahá’í writings suggest that human progress would be impossible without reflection and contemplation. Devotional Gatherings' are regularly scheduled meeting times of collective worship - the exaltation of God - and sharing a devotional spirit of joy, love and fellowship. Readings are taken from the Bahá'í Writings and the Holy Scriptures of Christianity, Islam, Judaism, Hinduism, Zoroastrian, and Buddhism. Participants are often encouraged to bring their prayer book, Bahá'í Scripture, Bible, Qur'án, Torah, and selections of other Sacred Writings to share and prayer requests are often honored. Musical selections are often diverse, coming from a variety of cultures and styles.

In diverse settings, Bahá’ís and their friends and families unite with one another in prayer. A spirit of communal worship is generated by these simple gatherings, and this spirit begins to permeate the community’s collective endeavours.

There is no established ritual, no request for funds, and light refreshments are often served.


Join our devotional meetings held Every 2nd Sunday of the month at 4:30 pm at:

Springfield Bahá'í Center
1131 So. 8th Street
Springfield, Illinois 62703
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To find more information, please contact:
217/544-9595 or Email:

Bahá’í Prayers
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“Gather ye together with the utmost joy and fellowship and recite the verses revealed by the merciful Lord. By so doing the doors to true knowledge will be opened to your inner beings, and ye will then feel your souls endowed with steadfastness and your hearts filled with radiant joy.”

— Bahá’u’lláh