SEVEN DAYS OF THE HEART
Prayers for the Nights and Days of the Week
O my Master,
You are the author of the causes and their orderer, and the director of the hearts and their turner. I ask of You, by the wisdom which determines the arrangement of the prime causes and the effect of the highest upon the lowest, that You cause me to witness the ordered arrangement of the causes, ascending and descending, so that I may thus witness the interior of them by witnessing the exterior, and the first of them in the last. Let me view the wisdom of the ordered arrangement by witnessing the Arranger and how the Author of the causes precedes causation, so that the eye of the ‘ayn is not veiled by the [dot of the] ghayn.
O my God,
extend to me the key of the [listening] ear, which is the Cave of mystical knowledge, that I may start out in every beginning through Your Name the Incomparable Inventor, by which You open every written inscription.
O You, through whose eminent Names every self-exalted one is brought low! Everything is through You and You are without [need of] us. You are the Original Inventor of everything and its Creator.
To You is the praise, O Faultless Originator, for every beginning!
To You is the thanks, O Forever Enduring One, - for every ending! You are the One who brings forth all good, the interior of all interiors who extends to the furthest reaches of things, the expansive provider of nourishment for all beings.
O God, shower me with blessings unto the very end forever, just as You have blessed Muhammad and Abraham. Indeed this is from You and to You, and it is in the Name of God, the All-Compassionate and Most Merciful.
O You who are the Incomparable Inventor of the heavens and the earth! When He orders a thing, He says to it “Be” and it becomes.
O my God, You are the firmly Established Ground prior to all constants, and the eternally Enduring Continuant after all speakers and non-speakers. There is no god but You, and there is no existent other than You!
To You belongs the grandeur, the power, the glory and the kingdom! You overwhelm the oppressors and destroy the deception of the unjust; You break up the gathering of those who stray and humble the necks of the arrogant.
I ask of You, O You who overcomes every victor, O You who overtakes every fugitive: [grant me] the mantle of Your Pride, the girdle of Your Majesty and the canopy of your Awesomeness and all that is beyond this, which no-one knows but You, so that I may be clothed in awe from Your Awesomeness, before which hearts may be moved to humility and eyes lowered in deference.
Make me master of the forelock of every obstinate tyrant and rebellious satan, whose forelocks are in Your hand.
Keep me in the lowliness of servanthood in all of this, safeguard me from deviating and shortcoming and support me in word and deed.
It is You Yourself who reassure the hearts and grant relief from worries! There is no god but You.