The short prayer revealed by the Báb known as ‘The Remover of Difficulties’ is among those best known and most frequently recited by Bahá’ís all over the world. It is one of the first prayers learnt by Bahá’í children and young people. Translated into every language imaginable and short enough to be easily learnt by heart, it nevertheless holds within its few words eternal and fundamental truths that express the greatness and omnipotence of the Creator.
Difficulties and problems are the lot of every human being; they are among the necessary conditions of human development. Yet difficulties are hard to bear. These reflections on the Báb’s prayer touch on the deepest questions of life – self-knowledge, the purpose of tests and difficulties and how to overcome them, faith and confidence, obedience and submission to the Will of God, and last but not least, meeting the challenges of life with a sense of humour.
by Enrico Ballerio