Lapis Lazuli Bahai Prayer Beads
Lapis lazuli , or lapis for short, is a deep-blue metamorphic rock used as a semi-precious stone that has been prized since antiquity for its intense color. While at first glance it may resemble our Sodalite prayer beads, the color is a brighter and truer blue – more royal blue than navy blue.
We string our Bahai Prayer Beads with 95 semi-precious stones plus 5 counter beads. Since we use them ourselves, we string the beads loosely. This way they pass easily between your fingers as you pray.
Each set of prayer beads comes with a copy of the Gift of Prayers as well as a fold-out instruction sheet. This contains common prayers, a pronunciation guide and an explanation of some of the many ways to use prayer beads. The set comes packaged in a velvet, drawstring pouch.
The beads are 6mm round which makes the strand about 22-23″ inches in circumference. This allows them to double as a necklace for people who wear a small hat size.
The care and craftsmanship we put into stringing the beads mirrors the delicate beauty of the beads. Each stone is like a little work of art with God’s signature shining out. The moderate price for a hand-crafted item makes them excellent gift. Think of prayerbeads as gifts for special occasions like birthdays, Holy Days, anniversaries, graduations, or when someone becomes a Bahá’í.
The quality is unconditionally guaranteed, but please read the description of the size of the bead and the length of the strand because there is a 10% restocking fee if they are returned because they aren’t the size you expected.
Click here for an article by a Baha’i about some of the many benefits of saying the Greatest Name 95 times.