"The daily obligatory prayers, together with a few other specific ones, such as the Healing Prayer
and the Tablet of Ahmad, have been invested by Bahá'u'lláh with a special potency and significance,
and should therefore be accepted as such and be recited by the believers …that through them they may
enter into a much closer communion with God."
Each one of the daily obligatory prayers can lead us through a spiritual journey. As we say them
over time, we will find their hidden gems and gain spiritual insights.
“The daily obligatory prayers are three in number. The shortest one consists of a single verse which has
to be recited once in every twenty-four hours at midday. The medium [prayer] has to be recited three
times a day, in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. The long prayer which is the most elaborate of
the three has to be recited once in every twenty-four hours, and at any time one feels inclined to do
so. The believer is entirely free to choose any one of these three prayers, but is under the obligation
of reciting either one of them...”