‘O Baha’u’llah! This is ‘Abdu'l-Baha! Confirm ‘Abdu'l-Baha in Thy Threshold! Strengthen him in loyalty to Thee! Make him self-sacrificing! Make him homeless, and without rest! Fill his heart with Thy love, so he will forget all else save Thee, -- seeking no other comfort grace, health or life, and sacrificing all for Thee!’
Pray in this manner for me and I will pray so for you.
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (From a talk, June 11, 1912, New York City; Star of the West, vol. 4, no. 2, April 9, 1913)