Seven Names of God Prayer

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The Seven Names of God Prayer is a prayer given by Meher Baba to his students and close disciples to memorize and recite, often as a chant or song, at certain times during his life.

Jehovah, Paramatma,
Allah, Ahuramazda,
God, Yezdan, Hu

Meher Baba composed the prayer on June 16, 1927, for the students in his free school known as the Meher Ashram to memorize and recite daily. The boy's schedule included rising at 5:00 a.m. and after washing they were to chant The Seven Names of God prayer. The prayer was also sung before each meal in the dining hall.[1] Baba later had his adult disciples memorize the prayer.

Baba composed another version during his final seclusion in 1967 that he had a disciple named Kaikobad repeat aloud in his presence.[2]

Ya Yezdan, Ahuramazda,
Allah, Ishwar, Paramatma,
God Almighty Jehovah, Parvardigar!

Notes[edit]

The names of God in these prayers by Meher Baba are explained as follows.

  • YHWH or Adonai - Judaism
  • God: Supreme Being — Christianity

Seven Names of God in Judaism[edit]

The tradition of seven names of God is not new to Meher Baba. In medieval Judaism, God was sometimes called The Seven.[3] Among the ancient Hebrews, the seven names for the Deity over which the scribes had to exercise particular care were:[4]

1* Elohim ("Strong One" or "Lord Almighty") Holy Spirit. 2* El (One of the oldest names of a monotheistic God, dating at least as early as tablets found in Syria 2300 BC) 3* Adonai ("My Lord" and origin of the Greek name Adonis) 4* Ehyeh-Asher-Ehyeh ("I am that I am") 5* YHWH 6* Shaddai ("Almighty" According to Exodus 6:2, 3, Shaddai was the name by which God was known to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.) 7* Zebaot ("Heavenly Host")

See Names of God in Judaism.

THE Seven Names of God in Christianity that have worked wonders when envoked in prayers. Some Christian adepts recognize these seven names of God, and they use them to the greatest effects often citing psalm23.The Name of God Hidden in Plsams.23 They are Redemptive Names of [God]:

1 YHWH-Yireh'; "YAHWEH will provide" |Genesis|22:13-14|HE) 2 YHWH-Rapha' "Yahweh that heals" (|Exodus|15:26|HE}}) 3YHWH-Niss"i'; "YAHWEH our Banner" (|Exodus17:8-15|HE 4YHWH-Shalom'; "YAHWEH our Peace" (|Judges 6:24|HE) 5YHWH-Ra-ah'; "YAHWEH is the Way, my Shepherd" (Psalm|23:1(HE) 6 YHWH-Tsidkenu' "Yahweh our Righteousness" Jeremiah|23:6|HE) 7 YHWH-Shammah' "YAHWEH is the Light, ever present" (|Ezekiel|48:35|HE

References[edit]

  1. Meher Prabhu: Lord Meher, The Biography of the Avatar of the Age, Meher Baba, Bhau Kalchuri, Manifestation, Inc. 1986. p. 948, 960
  2. Ibid. p. 6524
  3. The Reader's Encyclopedia, Second Edition 1965, publisher Thomas Y. Crowell Co., New York, editions 1948, 1955. Library of Congress Catalog Card No. 65-12510, page 918
  4. The Facts on File Encyclopedia of Word and Phrase Origins (Robert Hendrickson, 1987) ISBN 978-0-8160-4088-9 Search this book on Amazon.com Logo.png.

See also[edit]

  • 101 Names of God
  • Names of God

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