This is the first year my son is observing the Baha’i fast and so I decided to take one of my favorite fasting prayers and print it on a beautiful illuminated card for him as a gift.
Today I gave him the card and encouraged him to memorize and recite the prayer whenever he feels that the fast is becoming challenging (the prayer card is below).
As I shared the prayer with him, he was playing the guitar (as he often loves to do) and I suggested we compose a piece together and see what we could come up with.
He started playing some chords on the guitar and I spontaneously began singing the prayer as he played. I was so surprised at how well the prayer fit with the chords and the rhythm he was playing. We immediately recorded my son playing the guitar part and I recorded the vocals
🎵 Listen to the piece we composed together here.
I’m feeling so elated to have the opportunity to compose with my talented and sweet son – a memory that we can keep from this very special day and fasting period! The piece has now been released as a track on the album ‘Meditations for the Fast’.
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Beautiful prayer! I can picture the purity as you and your son composed and recorded this lovely piece. Spontanious and genuine!
Love love love it!
That’s one of my favorite prayers. I memorized it at 15 and have never forgotten it, even though I use it only 19 days a year. Amazing prayer.
Much love to your dear family during this special time. 🙂
What a pleasure to listen to this prayer! I love your voice- it is so clear, warm and soothing. The guitar gives the prayer a sort of earthly quality, reminding us that we are all human beings, trying our best. Well done to you and Taraz! What a musically talented family!
Thank you Kathy. It was a beautiful moment and an uplifting day creating this piece together.
We have been trying to memorize it too – it’s always easier to memorize with music. 🙂
Thanks Ladanjoon and Jalehjoon! So glad you enjoyed the piece.
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Each time I listen to this album I find more hidden gems! Thank you again for this divine gift!