Recite ye the verses of God every morn and eventide. ¶149
Bahá’u’lláh states that the essential “requisite
” for reciting “the verses of God
” is the “eagerness and love
” of the believers to “read the Word of God
” (Q&A 68
With regard to the definition of “verses of God,” Bahá’u’lláh states that it refers to “all that hath been sent down from the Heaven of Divine Utterance.”1 Shoghi Effendi, in a letter written to one of the believers in the East, has clarified that the term “verses of God” does not include the writings of ‘Abdu’l-Bahá; he has likewise indicated that this term does not apply to his own writings.
1 The Kitáb-i-Aqdas, Questions and Answers, Q&A 68