He then went to lunch. At the request of those present at the table the Master chanted the following prayer:
He is God! Thou seest us, O my God, gathered around this table, praising Thy bounty, with our gaze set upon Thy Kingdom. O Lord! Send down upon us Thy heavenly food and confer upon us Thy blessing. Thou art verily the Bestower, the Merciful, the Compassionate.
- ‘Abdu’l-Baha (October 14, 1912, Pleasanton, California; recorded by Mahmud Zarqani; Mahmud’s Diary)