"O God, when I listen to the voices of the animals, to the sound of the trees, the murmur of the water, the singing of the birds, to the rushing of the wind or to the rumble of thunder, I see in them evidence of Your Unity; I feel that You are supreme power, supreme knowledge, supreme wisdom, supreme justice.
O God, I also recognize you in the difficulties I am experiencing now. God, let Your satisfaction be my satisfaction, and let me be Your joy, the joy that a Father takes in his child. And let me remember You with calmness and determination, even when it is hard for me to say: I love You."
:: A lovely prayer written by the Egyptian Sufi master Dhu 'l-Nun (AD 796-861)
if You condemn me for my crimes,
I will cling to Your forgiveness.
And if You hold me for my sins,
I will cling to Your granting pardon.
If You haul me into the hell,
I will tell its inmates that I love You.
:: The Invocation of Shabaniyah