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Before you start reading, listen to this meditation:

Baha’u’llah tells us:

Thy name is my healing, O my God . . . (Baha’u’llah, Baha’i Prayers, p. 85)

If we want to be healed then, it’s important to understand what He means by this.

What are the names of God?

I’ve put together a list of 405 names of God culled from the Long Healing Prayer and from a list given by Amatu’l-Bahá Rúhíyyih Khánum in her book “The Desire of the World”, p. 167-186.  They are presented in alphabetical order.

Healing is a complex process involving body, mind and spirit, and won’t just happen by saying a single prayer, no matter how many times we recite it or how fervently we say it.

Prayer must be followed by action:

Prayer and meditation are very important factors in deepening the spiritual life of the individual, but with them must go also action and example, as these are the tangible result of the former. Both are essential.  (Shoghi Effendi, Lights of Guidance, p. 456)

As you read through this list, try to imagine which names of God are necessary to your own healing.

I recommend you write down the 10 that resonate with you the most, meditate on them and decide what actions are required on your part to advance your healing.

For example, one that resonates with me is “the Unfastener”.  Every time the Unfastener has been at work in my life, it’s sounded like Velcro ripping apart; and felt like a Band-Aid pulling hair out of my skin when it’s ripped off.  It HURTS!  The pain of each of these tests is excruciating, whether He’s been unfastening me from people I love; jobs I’m attached to; or locations I’ve been living in!

When I meditate on the meaning of the “Unfastener” as a name of God here for my healing, I realize God is helping me to let go of something or someone I thought I needed in my life; and the best way to heal is to recognize I need to detach, forgive and move on to something better.  The actions I need are forgiveness, and thankfully, there’s a name of God who can help me with this too – “The Forgiver” stands ready to forgive me for my unhealthy attachments; and can help me forgive the person who is leaving or causing me to leave.

Another example that resonates with me is the name “The Best Lover”.  With the help of the Universal House of Justice, and to keep my son safe from my parent’s abusive practices, I separated myself from them (they ultimately lost their right of parenthood).  My brothers turned against me and haven’t spoken to me since, no matter how often I’ve tried to make amends.  My marriage didn’t survive it; two significant relationships I’ve been in since didn’t last, and my son has asked me not to contact him!  God has “unfastened” me from everyone I’ve loved!

When I pray for healing, I’m reminded that He is my “Best Lover”.  When I’ve meditated on that, I’ve come to realize that the purpose of all of our lives is to know and worship God:

 I bear witness, O my God, that Thou hast created me to know Thee and to worship Thee.          (Baha’u’llah, Short Obligatory Prayer, Baha’i Prayers, p. 3)

He’s “unfastened” me, so that I could draw closer to Him and make Him my “Best Lover”.  The actions I need to take were to let go of my self-pity, blame, hurt and self-hatred, trusting that He’s not going anywhere, and is everything I need and more.

One day when I really needed to be held and comforted, remembering to turn to Him as my “Best Lover”, I asked Him to put his arms around me.  I promptly fell into a deep and restful sleep and woke up refreshed and happy.  And grateful!  Profoundly grateful!

Now it’s your turn.

Which 10 names most resonate with you?

Which actions are you being called on to take in order to advance your healing?


Divine Providence



God of Grace to the wicked

God’s Unerring Balance

He Who is the Revealer of the names of God

Him Who hath no peer nor equal

Him Who is dear to Thee

Him Who is the Highest and Last End of all

Him Who is the Manifestation of Thine Essence

Him Who is the Revealer of Thy Cause

Him Who is the Revealer of Thy oneness

Him Who is the Revealer of Thyself

Him Who is the Supreme Sovereign

Him Who is Thine exalted and Supreme Remembrance

Him Who showeth forth the Godhead as One

Him Who speaketh in Thy Name

Him Whom Thou hast chosen by Thy behest

His Testimony and His Guide unto you


Most Manifest One

Most Mighty Trumpet

My Beloved

My Constant Aim

My Faith

My Goal

My God

My Habitation

My King

My Lord

My Master

My only Hope

My Possessor

My Sanctuary

My sole Desire

My Soul



The Abider

The Admonisher

The Adored One

The All Possessing

The All Subduing

The All-Bountiful

The All-Compelling

The All-Conquering

The All-Forgiving

The All-Glorious

The all-glorious Horizon

The All-Glorious Name

The All-Glorious, to Whom all cry for help

The All-Highest Horizon

The All-Informed

The All-Knowing

The All-Knowing Counselor

The All-Knowing One

The All-Merciful

The All-Pervading

The All-Preserving One

The All-Seeing

The All-Seeing God

The All-Sufficing

The All-Wise

The Almighty

The Alpha and Omega

The Ancient Beauty

The Ancient of Days

The Author of all Manifestations

The Balance

The Bearer of Thy most lofty and exalted name

The Beauteous One

The Beloved

The beloved Companion of Bahá

The Beloved of my soul

The Beloved of the All-Merciful

The Beloved of the entire creation and the Desire of the whole universe

The Beloved of the world

The Beloved One

The Beneficent

The Beneficent One

The Benevolent

The Best Beloved of the worlds

The Best Informed

The Best Lover

The Best-Beloved

The Best-Beloved of every understanding heart

The Best-Beloved of the nations

The Bestower of favours

The Bestowing One

The Bird of the Throne

The Blessed Beauty

The Blissful

The Bounteous One

The Bountiful One

The Brightener

The Bringer of Delight

The Buddha of universal fellowship

The Bugle

The Captivating One

The Causer of Causes

The Chastiser

The Cherished One

The choice sealed Wine

The Cleaver

The Clement One

The Comforter

The Compassionate with all

The Concealed One

The Concealer

The Concealing One

The Conqueror

The Constant One

The Counsellor

The Countenance of Glory

The Creating One

The Crier

The Cup-Bearer

The Dawning-Place of Thine inspiration and Thy revelation

The Dawning-Place of Thy majesty and power

The Dawning-Place of Thy most resplendent signs

The Day-Spring of Certitude

The Day-Spring of the lights of Thy face

The Day-Spring of Thine Essence

The Day-Spring of Thy Cause

The Day-Spring of Thy most excellent titles

The Day-Spring of Thy Oneness

The Day-Spring of Thy strength

The Day-Spring of Thine invisible Self

The Day-Star of the light of Thy unity

The Day-Star of Thy creation

The Day-Star of Thy glory

The Day-Star of Thy justice

The Day-Star of Thy word

The Deliverer

The Desire of all nations

The Desire of the World

The Desired One

The Divine Being

The Divine Essence

The Divine Expounder

The Divine Lote-Tree

The Divine Ordainer

The Divine Presence

The Divine Voice

The Dove of Eternity

The Educator of all beings

The Effulgent

The Enkindler

The Enlightener of the world

The Enraptured One

The Equitable

The Eternal

The Eternal One

The Eternal Truth

The Ever-Abiding

The Everlasting Father

The Exalted

The Exalted One

The Exalting One

The Exultation of the hearts that pant after Thee

The Face of God amongst you

The Faithful

The Faithful One

The Fashioner

The Fashioner of nations

The Father

The Forgiving

The Fountain of my life

The Fountain-Head of all Revelations

The Fountain-Head of Thine inspiration

The Fountain-Head of Thy wisdom and Thine utterance

The Friend

The Gathering One

The Gem

The Generous

The Glorious One

The Glory of God

The Governor of nations

The Gracious One

The Great Announcement

The Great Being

The Great Giver

The Greatest Remembrance

The Hand of Omnipotence

The Haven for all

The Healer

The Help in Peril

The Helper

The Helping One

The Hidden Gift

The Hidden Name

The Hidden Secret

The Holy of Holies

The Holy One

The Horizon of Certitude

The Horizon of Mercy

The Horizon of Revelation

The Immaculate manifestation of Krishna

The Impenetrable Mystery

The Imperishable

The Inaccessible

The Incomparable Friend

The Inflictor of trials

The Inspirer

The Invoked by all

The Judge

The Just One

The Kind to all

The King of Glory

The King of Kings

The King of Revelation

The Knower of all things

The knower of the unseen and of the seen

The Law

The Lawgiver

The Lifegiver of the world

The Life-giving One

The Lord of all men

The Lord of all things

The Lord of Bounty

The Lord of Hosts

The Lord of Joy

The Lord of Lords

The Lord of mankind

The Lord of Names

The Lord of the Covenant

The Lord of the Dawn

The Lord of the Day of Reckoning

The Lord of the Vineyard

The Lord of Utterance

The Loving

The Magnanimous One

The Magnificent One

The Majestic One

The Maker of nations

The manifest and hidden Secret

The Manifest yet Hidden

The Manifestation of Thy names

The Manifestation of Thy Singleness

The Merciful

The Mightiest One

The Mighty

The Most Ancient Name

The Most Ancient Way

The Most Benevolent One

The Most Clement One

The Most Compassionate

The Most Effulgent Name

The Most Exalted Pen

The Most Exalted Word

The Most Great Bell

The Most Great Infallibility

The Most Great Law

The Most Great Light

The Most Great Mystery

The Most Great Name

The Most Great Ocean

The Most Great One

The Most Great Remembrance

The Most Great Sign

The Most Great Spirit

The Most High

The Most Holy

The Most Knowing One

The Most Lauded

The Most Merciful One

The Most mighty Instrument

The Most Praised One

The Most Precious One

The Most Sublime Horizon

The Most Sublime One

The Most Sublime Summit

The Most Trusted

The Most Wise

The Mystic Dove

The Noblest Name

The Object of the adoration of the world

The Omnipotent

The Omnipotent Master

The omnipotent Protector of the entire creation

The Omniscient

The One

The One alone Beloved

The One Being

The Onlooker sought by all

The Ordainer, both in the beginning and in the end

The Ordaining One

The Peerless One

The Pen of Revelation

The Perfecting One

The Perspicuous

The Physician

The Pitier of the downtrodden

The Point of Adoration of all who are in the heavens and all who are on earth

The Possessor of the entire creation

The Potent One

The Pre-Existent Root

The Preserved Tablet

The Preserved Treasure

The Preserver

The Prince of Peace

The Prince of this world

The Promised One

The Protector

The Quencher of thirsts

The Quickening One

The Ravager

The Refuge of the fearful

The Remnant of God

The Repository of Thy wisdom

The Restorer

The Restrainer

The Rising One

The River that is life indeed

The Ruler of earth and heaven

The Ruler of rulers

The Ruler of the cities of mercy

The Ruler of the kingdoms of creation

The Ruler of the Universe

The Ruler of this world and of the world to come

The Ruling One

The Sanctified One

The Satisfier

The Sealed Book

The Self-Exalting

The Self-Subsisting

The Self-Sufficing

The Shaper of all the nations

The Shelter to all

The Sifter of Men

The Single

The Single One

The Son of Man

The Source of all Being

The Source of all Sources

The Source of everlasting life

The Sovereign

The Sovereign Protector of all men

The Speaker on Sinai

The Spirit of Truth

The Strong

The sublime Appearance

The Succorer of all

The Succoring One

The Sufficer

The sun of Righteousness

The Sun of Truth

The Sun that shineth in the heaven of Thy will

The Supreme Companion

The Supreme Goal

The Supreme Heaven

The Supreme Helper

The supreme Mediator

The Supreme Ordainer

The Supreme Ruler

The Supreme Sovereign

The Sustaining One

The Tabernacle of Immortality

The Testimony of God

The Tongue of the Ancient of Days

The Transcendent Lord

The Treasured Name

The Tree of Thy oneness

The Triumphant One

The True Physician

The Trumpet

The Truth, Who knoweth the secret things

The Unchangeable Being

The Unconditioned

The Unconstrained

The Unfastener

The Unfettered One

The Unfolder

The Unifier

The Unknowable

The Unrestrained

The Unseen

The Unseen Treasure

The Unseen yet Renowned

The Upraiser

The Uprooter

The Veil-less Beauty

The Victorious

The Vision

The Voice of God

The Well-Beloved of all worlds

The well-guarded Name

The Well-guarded One

The Wise

The Withholder

The Withholding One

The Wonderful

The Word

The Wronged One

The Youth

Thine infallible Proof unto all men

Thou Abiding One

Thou Frequented by all

Thou Hidden from all

Thou Known to all

Thou Who penetratest all things

Thou Who rulest all things

Thou Who rulest over all men

Thou Who slayest the Lovers


How has this list and understanding how to use it, helped with your healing?  Post your comments here.