by Enrico Ballerio
Reflections on one of the best known and most frequently recited Bahá’í prayers.
The short prayer revealed by the Báb known as ‘The Remover of Difficulties’ is among those best known and most frequently recited by Bahá’ís all over the world. It is one of the first prayers learnt by Bahá’í children and young people. Translated into every language imaginable and short enough to be easily learnt by heart, it nevertheless holds within its few words eternal and fundamental truths that express the greatness and omnipotence of the Creator.
Difficulties and problems are the lot of every human being; they are among the necessary conditions of human development. Yet difficulties are hard to bear. These reflections on the Báb’s prayer touch on the deepest questions of life – self-knowledge, the purpose of tests and difficulties and how to overcome them, faith and confidence, obedience and submission to the Will of God, and last but not least, meeting the challenges of life with a sense of humour.
About the Author
It all began with a family – a family like so many others, with good principles and the usual shortcomings. Parents and three children. Enrico is the middle child. Born and brought up on African soil, breathing in the warmth of that land and embedded in it.
A biology graduate, he becomes a secondary school teacher. Married, the father of two children. Introspective, he is able to communicate his innermost feelings and to correlate them with meticulous study and true knowledge.
216 x 138 mm ( 8.5 x 5.5 ins)
George Ronald, Oxford