Bahá’í Faith Prayer Fire

Updated 5th April 2016

Bahá’í Faith Prayer Fire


Submitted by the Bahá’í community of the United Kingdom.


Advisor on the Bahá’í Faith to Faith and Fire.


Bahá’í Prayer Fire

In the following prayer Baha’u’llah uses the imagery of a fire being fuelled by water to describe the Revelation of God.

Prayer, Bahá’u’lláh “By Thy might! I marvel at the wonders of Thy Revelation, and at the tokens of Thy glory. I recognise, O Thou Who art my heart’s Desire, that were fire to be touched by water it would instantly be extinguished, whereas the Fire which Thou didst kindle can never go out, though all the seas of the earth be poured upon it. Should water at any time touch it, the hands of Thy power would, as decreed in Thy Tablets, transmute that water into a fuel that would feed its flame.”