A small Pilgrimage presentation with prayers sung, put together by my friend Allison Watson, who has since ascended to the spiritual world. The title “In His Footsteps” was a phrase that her pilgrim guide used to remind us just how privileged we were to be walking on that Blessed Spot.
I’m honored to present her video here so everyone can benefit from her incredible voice and beautiful images. I hope you enjoy it too!
Here’s a prayer I’d like you to say for the progress of her soul:
O thou kind Lord, this dearly cherished maidservant was attracted to Thee, and through reflection and discernment, longed to attain Thy presence and enter Thy realms. With tearful eyes, she fixed her eyes on the kingdom of mysteries. Many a night she spent in deep communion with Thee, and many a day she lived in intimate remembrance of Thee. At every morn, she was mindful of Thee, and at every eve, she centered her thoughts upon Thee. Like unto a singing nightingale, she chanted Thy sacred verses and like unto a mirror, she sought to reflect Thy light. O thou forgiver of sins, open Thou the way for this awakened soul to enter Thy kingdom and enable this bird trained by Thy hand to sour in the eternal rose-garden. She is afire with longing to draw neigh unto Thee; enable her to attain Thy presence. She is distraught and distressed in separation from Thee; cause her to be admitted into Thy heavenly mansion. Thou art the Giver, the Glorious, the Eternal, the Bounteous; and Thou art the All-Gracious, the All-Merciful, the Omnipotent, He who is the Bestower of Gifts and the Forgiver of Sins. (‘Abdul-Bahá, Bahá’í Prayers, Wilmette, 2002, p. 45)