“O God my God! Protect this servant from the evil of self and passion…”

What follows is my provisional translation (in other words, not official or authorized; see here for more) of a prayer of Baháʼuʼlláh, the original text of which has been published in Adʻíyyiy-i-Ḥaḍrat-i-Maḥbúb, pp. 35051

O God my God! Protect this servant from the evil of self and passion, and illumine him with the light of righteousness and piety. Thy vassal is calling on Thee, O my King, and his eye hath ever been fixed on Thy limitless bounties. Open, then, the door of Thy mercy, and grant this clinging servant of Thine his portion. With a supremely exalted word, Thou didst call the world of existence into being, and blessed it with innumerable foods, gifts, and favors. Thou art the Bestower, the Most Powerful. No God is there but Thee, the Most Exalted, the All-Glorious.

A typescript of the original Persian text of this prayer appears below.

﴿ الهی الهی ﴾

اين عبد را از شرّ نفس و هوی حفظ فرما و بنور برّ و تقوی مزيّن دار. ای مالك من مملوكت ترا ذكر می‌نمايد و لازال بصرش منتظر عنايات لانهايه تو بوده و هست. پس باز كن باب رحمتت را و قسمتی عطا فرما اين عبد متمسّكت را. از يك كلمۀ عليا عالم وجود را موجود فرمودی و بانواع مائده و نعمت و آلاء لا تحصی مزيّن داشتی. توئی بخشنده و توانا لا اله الّا أنت العليّ الابهی.