Tacoma/Pierce County Baha'i Cluster WA19

Devotionals

Cluster WA19 Devotional Calendar

... it is essential to the spiritual life of the community that the friends hold regular devotional meetings in local Bahá’í centers, where available, or elsewhere, including the homes of the believers.

--The Universal House of Justice, Ridván Message, 1996

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, Buddhism, and Native American Teachings. 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. There is no established ritual, no request for funds, and light refreshments are often served. Devotional Gatherings are open to everyone.

International Baha'i Website - bahai.org - Devotional Life

Resources

BahaiDevotions.org - A wonderful website with a variety of devotional programs.

BahaiPrayers.org - A helpful site with prayers in many languages available for download.

Definition & Scope - Provides general guidance on the nature and scope of devotional gatherings.

Ocean - Free software library of the world’s religious literature.