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  1. I bow to the incarnation Kalki, who is yet to come in this terribly sinful Kali-Age, who is devoid of all religious rituals like the sacrifices, who will be riding a horse, who will have a destructive sword in his hand, and who will cause the destruction of the multitude of wicked non-believers.
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  3. I always in my heart contemplate on Thee, O Supreme Brahman, Thou who art birthless, deathless, of the triple form of Existence, Spirit and Joy, Who are beyond thought and speech, Who art approachable by the meditation of Sages, Who pervades the whole universe, Who art without blemish and without attributes.

 

Baba then called Eruch and Don. All three faced the portrait and Eruch read the special Christian prayer, at the end of which Baba touched the ground. The prayer follows:

 

 

Christian Prayer*

 

In the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost:

 

O Lord! Hear my prayer and let my cry come unto Thee:

 

Thou who art the God of the God, the Father Almighty, art the Father Everlasting!

 

O God! Almighty Father! The Lord of Lords! The King of Kings! All the earth doth worship      Thee.

 

To Thee All Angels, To Thee the Heavens and All Powers,

 

To Thee All Saints and All Beings with unceasing voice do cry:

 

The Holy! The Holy of Holies!

 

Full are the Heavens and the Earth, of the Majesty of Thy Glory.

 

Thou the Glorious! Thou the Exalted Effulgence;

 

Thou the Praiseworthy in the Assemblage of the Prophets:

 

Thou the Celestial Beauty! art the Eternal Song of Thy Lovers.

 

Thou Who art acknowledged, praised and worshipped throughout the World, in all     Churches, Synagogues, Mosques, Temples and Pagodas: To Thee I most humbly bow      down.

Thou of Unbounded Majesty! art the Father of the Creation;

 

Thy True Adorable and Only Begotten Son, The Christ, art the King


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*Baba did not dictate the Christian Prayer.

 

In a  letter dated 30 Nov 1966 from Adi K. Irani to an Australian woman, Meryl Baulch, inquiring about the Christian Prayer, which a minister had informed her seemed to be based on the Georgian Latin chant Te Deum, Adi writes:

     "Regarding the Christian Prayer" recited [by Eruch] on 17 Sept 1954, it was not dictated by Meher Baba. It was prepared and recited by the mandali in presence of Baba and as such the wording "dictated by Baba" which has somehow come in print is wrong and misleading. I am taking precautions to avoid repletion of such an erroneous presentation.
     

     "Christian Prayer" is an adaptation from Christian prayers. Paragraphs from certain prayers were selected and words and lines added to these paragraphs by mandali to suit the requirement of a certain occasion. Baba told different mandali members to recite the prepared prayers. Accordingly, "Christian, Muslim, Sikh, Hindu and Zoroastrian Prayers" were recited for the occasion in presence of Baba. The adapted Christian Prayer was kept in [the] record as it was recited again on two or three occasions and was liked by Baba."

 

From a note to webmaster JK from David Fenster who has a copy of Adi's letter.

 

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