Beloved God Prayer
Beloved God Prayer is the name of a prayer composed by Meher Baba on August 25, 1959. The prayer is one of three frequently recited at some gatherings of Baba followers as well as some individuals, along with the Prayer of Repentance and the Parvardigar Prayer. The three prayers are repeated morning and evening at Meher Baba's samadhi in Ahmednagar, India.
The prayer refers to Meher Baba's daaman, which means "hem" in Urdu, as in the hem of a garment. Baba often gave the figure of a mother telling a child to hold her garment's hem while they walked through the market place, and said that his disciples should always hold fast to his daaman in the same way. Pete Townshend of The Who, a follower of Meher Baba, used this simile in his song Don't Let Go the Coat, the second track on The Who's 1981 Face Dances album.
Text of the prayer
- Beloved God,
- help us all to love You more and more
- and more and more
- and still yet more,
- until we become worthy of union with You;
- and help us all
- to hold fast to Baba's daaman
- till the very end.
- Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Bhau Kalchuri, Manifestation, Inc. 1986. p. 5633
- Awakener Magazine, 1981, Volume 19 Number 2, p. 12