Ardas English Translation
There are many ways to translate the Ardas and different versions of the Ardas, however here is one English translation of the Ardas (Prayer) by Guruka Singh Khalsa
Having first remembered the One God, think of Guru Nanak, then of Angad Guru and Amar Das and Ram Das; may they help us! Remember Arjan, Hargobind and holy Har Rai. Think of the blessed Harkrishan, whose sight dispels all sorrows. Remember Teg Bahadur, and the nine treasures shall run to our homes. May they all assist us everywhere. May the Tenth King, Guru Gobind Singh, the protector of the faith, assist us everywhere.
Blessed, blessed, O Khalsa Ji, is the Guru Granth Sahib, the Light of all. With the light of the Guru in your heart, call on God!
The Five Beloved Ones, the four sons of the Tenth Master, the Forty Liberated Ones, and all the other righteous, steadfast and long-suffering souls who stood their ground in the face of tyranny and unrightousness: think of their deeds and call on God!
All those men and women who, keeping the Name in their hearts, rose in the amrit vela to remember and merge with the One; who shared their earnings with others; who defended those who could not defend themselves; who stood fast through all the tests of time and space; who saw others' faults but overlooked them and served them anyway; think of their deeds, O Khalsa Ji and call on God!
Those who allowed themselves to be cut up limb by limb, who had their scalps scraped off, who were broken on the wheel, who were sawn in half or flayed alive, but who never gave up their faith and never betrayed their own soul, but remained steadfast till their last breath, think of their sweet resignation, O Khalsa Ji and call on God!
Meditate on all the places blessed by the touch of the Gurus' feet. O Khalsa Ji, call on God!
Now let the whole Khalsa offer our prayer together. Let the whole Khalsa remember the Naam. As we think of Him, may we feel completely blessed.
Wahe Guru! Wahe Guru! Wahe Guru!
May God's protection and grace extend to all the bodies of the Khalsa, wherever we may be. May the Lord's glory be fulfilled and His will prevail. May all our homes and endevours be blessed with success. May the sword of God assist us. May the Khalsa always triumph. May our Sangats, flags and Gurdwaras abide for ever and ever, May the kingdom of justice prevail.
May we be blessed with the sight of the Holy Harimandir Sahib and the sip and dip of it's holy pool of Nectar.
May all Sikhs be united in love.
May the hearts of the Sikhs be humble, but their wisdom exalted in the keeping of the Lord, O Khalsa Ji, say that God is Great!
O true King, O beloved Father, we have sung the sweet hymns, we heard Your life-giving Word and have meditated on Your many blessings. May these things find a loving place in our hearts and serve to draw our souls ever closer to You. May all the silent prayers of our hearts be fulfilled by Your grace.
Save us from lust, wrath, greed, pride and attachment; and keep us always and only attached to Your Lotus Feet.
Grant to all of Your Sikhs the gift of Sikhi, the gift of long hair, the gift of faith and confidence in You, the gift of reading and understanding Your Gurbani, and most of all, the gift of the Holy Name
O kind Father; O loving Father, By Your grace we spent the night in peace and happiness; and we rose to meditate on You and listen to Your Holy Word. Grant that we may always do what is right according to Your Will.
Grant us light and understanding so that we may act in Your will at each moment.
We offer this prayer in Your presence, O beloved Guru:
Forgive our mistakes and help us to keep ourselves pure.
Let us be in the company of only men and women of love, so we may always remember the Name in their presence.
O Nanak, those who know their True Identity ever live in ecstasy and excellence.
Through the Power of Your Bani, may the whole world be blessed to live in this way.
Wahe Guru Ji ka Khalsa, Wahe Guru Ji ki Fateh!