O Thou, Who art the Perfection of Love, Harmony and Beauty.
The Lord of Heaven and earth,
Open our hearts that we may hear Thy Voice,
which constantly cometh from within;
Disclose to us Thy Divine Light,
which is hidden in our souls,
that we may know and understand life better;
Most Merciful and Compassionate God,
Give us Thy great Goodness;
Teach us Thy loving forgiveness;
Raise us above the distinctions and differences which divide men;
Send us the peace of Thy Divine Spirit,
And unite us all in Thy Perfect Being.
notes: from The Original Texts, Sayings Part 1, p 207:
‘Khātm’ was the final name given by Inayat Khan to this prayer. It is a Hindustani word and means: conclusion, seal, end. It should be pronounced with a German ‘ch’ at the beginning and with a stress on the ‘a’ pronounced as in ‘pArt’, only a little shorter.