Song of the Spirit | ‘The Noon Day Prayer’ by Cynthia Phillips

Mar 23, 2021 | Music, News + Announcements, Song of the Spirit, Spirituality, Videos

Song of the Spirit spreads devotional music by highlighting new or fairly unknown a cappella songs from the grassroots.

Cynthia Phillips is a non-professional singer and lover of the Bahá’ís of the world; setting out to visit them all! She sang in most of the major USA Bahá’í choirs, visited and/or sang at the continental Houses of Worship in Uganda, Australia, India, United States, and Panama, as well as at the Bahá’í World Centre in Haifa, Israel. Covid-19 stopped her from visiting the last 2 Houses of Worship in 2020, so will try again for Samoa and Chile in 2021—God Willing!

“When I served in Haifa at the Bahá’í World Centre’s Master Reference File Department (1996-1998), I was on the roof of the Seat of the Universal House of Justice, looking out at the Mediterranean sea, and this melody came to me. The Noon Day Prayer:”

I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee. I testify, at this moment, to my powerlessness and to Thy might, to my poverty and to Thy wealth.

There is none other God but Thee, the Help in Peril, the Self-Subsisting.

Bahá’u’lláh, Short Obligatory Prayer

Looking for Contributors

Green Acre encourages you to submit a personal video of an a cappella devotional song! That’s right, no instruments! It should be a song that is relatively easy for others to learn. Recording with your phone oriented horizontally works best. You are welcome to sing with others (socially distanced of course!) or solo.