addition to personal prayer and meditation, Bahá'ís communities hold
regular devotional gatherings for collective worship. These gatherings
unite people in prayer and awaken their spiritual susceptibilities.
Because there is no ritual or clergy in the Bahá'í Faith, devotional
gatherings are often held in peoples’ homes or in public places and
they are diverse in their form. Prayer and reflection upon sacred
scriptures is at the heart of such programs, and music, singing, poetry
are often incorporated as well.
These gatherings are held in every Bahá'í community to nourish a
pattern of life characterized by its devotional character. The
spiritual atmosphere created within a devotional meeting imparts a
sense of joy, fellowship and love that enriches the relationships among
Bahá'í devotional gatherings are intended to embrace the attitude of
prayer and practice of devotion that is universal to all religions, and
they are open to people of all beliefs and backgrounds.
us to discover more about devotional gatherings in your area.