Every Hour of These Days – A song for the fast

All around the world, Baha’is fast during a period of 19 days from sunrise to sunset from March 2-20. I find this period to be one of the most creative times for me during the year.  Every moment seems to be filled with a creative spirit if only one taps into it.
On the first day of the fast, I studied certain passages which describe the purpose and importance of the fasting period and wanted to be able to share some of the Writings through music. Below is the song called ‘Every Hour of These Days’ with several passages from the Bahá’u’lláh, Abdu’l-Bahá and Shoghi Effendi (lyrics are below).
This song is now available as part of the album ‘Meditations for the Fast’. You can listen to it and purchase it below.

“Thou hast endowed every hour of these days with a special virtue, inscrutable to all except Thee, whose knowledge embraceth all created things.” – Bahá’u’lláh  
“Fasting is the cause of the elevation of one’s spiritual station.” – Abdu’l-Bahá 
“…fasting is the supreme remedy and the most great healing for the disease of self and passion.” – Bahá’u’lláh 
“Even though outwardly the Fast is difficult and toilsome, yet inwardly it is bounty and tranquillity.” – Bahá’u’lláh 
“It is essentially a period of meditation and prayer, of spiritual recuperation, during which the believer must strive to make the necessary readjustments in his inner life, and to refresh and reinvigorate the spiritual forces latent in his soul.” – Shoghi Effendi
A couple of years ago my son and I set a prayer on the theme of the fast to music. You can listen to it here.
Fasting photo

15 Comments

    Jaleh March 3, 2015Reply

    Lovely our sweet and lovely Elly love! What joy to hear this on this second day of the fast.

    Haidy March 3, 2015Reply

    Thanks dear Elika for making such wonderful works available.lovely music and voice!

    Enoch Tanyi March 5, 2015Reply

    I just finished listening to, and enjoying, the songs. I’ll listen to them again and again in order to imbibe more of the spiritual influence that they convey.

    Sarmad Garmroud March 5, 2015Reply

    Amazing! Absolutely love it!

    Elika March 12, 2015Reply

    Thank you all for your encouraging words. How can one not feel inspired by such beautiful Writings for the fast.

    Cheri March 13, 2015Reply

    Beautiful, uplifting, soul-inspiring. What a wonderful way to wake up during the Fast! Thankyou!

    Carol Campbell March 13, 2015Reply

    Lovely, dear Elika!

    Pat Morrissey March 13, 2015Reply

    Beautiful and timeous! Many thanks.

    zhinuzh March 13, 2015Reply

    Thanks Elika. I just love it.

    Thanx Elika!! March 13, 2015Reply

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    bret breneman March 13, 2015Reply

    Thanks so much for this spiritual refreshment, Elika, here the middle of “the holy season.” Exquisite and elevating!

    Tahere Sobhani March 13, 2015Reply

    Thank you very much for the wonderful music!!

    Shiva March 16, 2015Reply

    So wonderful to hear your sweet voice and be the recipient of your many generous and valuable gifts of love. The quotations you picked capture the heart of the gift of fasting for our spiritual development. Thank you very much dear Elika!!

    Elika March 20, 2015Reply

    Thank you all for your loving kindness.

    Lida March 6, 2016Reply

    I love it.

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