His Supplication in Yearning

O ALLAH, bless MUHAMMAD and his Household, make us go to the repentance that Thou lovest and make us leave the persistence that Thou hatest! O ALLAH, when we halt before two decreases, in religion or in this world, let the decrease fall upon that which passes quickly and relent in that which lasts the longer! When we set out after two concerns, one of which makes Thee pleased with us and the other of which displeases Thee, incline us toward that which makes Thee pleased and weaken our strength in that which displeases Thee! Leave not our souls alone to choose in that, for they choose falsehood except inasmuch as Thou givest success, and they command to evil except inasmuch as Thou hast mercy! O ALLAH, Thou created us from frailty, built us up from feebleness, and began us from a mean water; we have no force except through Thy strength and no strength except through Thy help.

So confirm us by giving us success, point us the right way by Thy pointing, blind the eyes of our hearts toward everything opposed to Thy love, and set not in any of our limbs passage to disobeying Thee! O ALLAH, bless MUHAMMAD and his Household and assign the whisperings of our hearts, the movements of our members, the glances of our eyes, and the idioms of our tongues, to that which makes incumbent Thy reward, lest a good deed slip by us, through which we might deserve Thy repayment, or an evil deed remain with us, by which we might merit Thy punishment!