Save me, my Lord, from the earthy passions
and the attachments which blind mankind.
Save me, my Lord, from the temptations
of power, fame, and wealth,
which keep man away
from Thy Glorious Vision.
Save me, my Lord, from the souls who are constantly
occupied in hurting and harming their fellow-man, and
who take pleasure in the pain of another.
Save me, my Lord, from the evil eye of envy and jealousy,
which falleth upon Thy bountiful Gifts.
Save me, my Lord, from falling into the hands
of the playful children of earth,
lest they might use me in their games;
they might play with me and then break me in the end,
as children destroy their toys.
Save me, my Lord, from all manner of injury
that cometh from the bitterness of my adversaries and
from the ignorance of my loving friends.
The Sufi Order of Rochester Center for Sufi Studies, 494 East Avenue, Rochester, NY 14607, the Carriage House behind the AAUW mansion (Carriage House is 492).