A few days ago we were blessed to receive new English translations of twenty-six prayers revealed by ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. These new translations are a gift for the centenary of the passing of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá. I am grateful we can read these prayers now during the Baha’i Fast (March 1-19). They have added so much beauty and inspiration to these 19 special days of spiritual rejuvenation.
Yesterday I wanted to print the booklet so that I could read the prayers more easily every morning. Luckily I came across the document already formatted into A5 size! Sahar Sabet-Safai has shared the formatted link on her blog and has given me permission to share it here (thank you dear Sahar). Click below to download the formatted booklet.
I have made five designs for the cover of the document available for you to download so you can print it at home. All you have to do is download the file, choose your favorite and print on thicker paper. Once printed, fold it in half and either use a stapler or ribbon to hold the booklet together. They make wonderful gifts for friends and family. See photos below.
You can download the covers for the booklet below. I made a video of how to make the booklet on Instagram. You can find it on my Instagram handle @elikamahony
I have now added all 57 newly translated prayers by Bahá’u’lláh and ‘Abdu’l-Bahá to this blog (thanks again to Sahar for formatting the document). Above is a photo of what the booklet looks like. We sent this one to a printer so that they could make copies for friends as a gift for Naw-Ruz!
Below you can download 5 new cover designs for the 57 newly translated prayers.
Below is one of the designs for the cover.
In order for the pages to print correctly, make sure you set the pages to print two-sided, “flip on short edge”.
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Hello Elika, Beautiful New Prayers by Abdul Baha; This is his year. Thank You Perfect for the fast; new prayers to say.
My pleasure dear Kimberly. The prayers are so beautiful!
Thank you so much! Very thoughtful
Our pleasure dear Pam.
the new prayers are perfect for Devotions i went to two Devotions today on zoom lol
Yes they are so wonderful! I have fallen in love with these prayers. So glad you are enjoying them at your Zoom devotions.
Dear Elika, thank you for sharing this booklet. Is it ok to use my own cover version for it? It is of course only for personal use and gift options
Of course dear Oxana. Please go ahead and use your own cover. That would be wonderful! I look forward to seeing what you create.
Thank you dear Elika. What a precious gift & service. Love it.
Thank you Vidajoonam. Sending you heaps of love.
I printed it out but the back sides of the pages were upside down. What did I do wrong?
Hi Edward, in order for the pages to print correctly, make sure you set the pages to print two-sided, “flip on short edge”. Let me know if that works for you.
Thank you so much for the newly translated prayers of “Abdu’l-Baha formatted in booklet form. The formatting provided for the 3 sets of newly translated prayers included is not for a booklet like the first set. Did I do something wrong?
Hi Julia, thank you. In order for the pages to print correctly, make sure you set the pages to print two-sided, “flip on short edge”. I hope that helps.
I’m having the same issue- the 57 prayers comes up just as a regular paper size, not as a booklet. I’m not sure what I’m doing wrong either? Elika can you check if the 57 prayers is downloading as a booklet? The Abdu’lBaha prayers downloads as a booklet and I love it so much!! 🙂
Dear Naseem, so sorry you’re having trouble downloading the pages. Sahar who made the booklet mentioned that in order for the pages to print correctly, make sure you set the pages to print two-sided, “flip on short edge”. Let me know if that works for you.
Are these available in an app?
I’m not sure. Good question Melody. They are available on the reference library site.
Cannot print the 57 prayers as a booklet
I’m sorry to hear that Glenda. In order for the pages to print correctly, make sure you set the pages to print two-sided, “flip on short edge”. I hope that helps. Or you can give it to a print shop perhaps?