May my Lord’s blessings be upon you and all peace
I come distressed, seeking assistance and succor
For a soul that wrongs despite not having been wronged
O Messenger of Allah, I come to you seeking your protection
And your Lord grants you protection and you can’t be let down
O Messenger of Allah, I come to you as a guest
And the rights of guests are known to those noble
I come to you indigent and needy
With a soul possessing only tremendous sins
A stranger who has come from a strange land
Without any companions or partners
Help me, O Messenger of Allah, for
I Am at a loss, and despair has reached my very bones
Grant mercy, O Son of Aminah, grant mercy
For in sin have I been nursed and grown
It is your intercession I seek in distress and ease
And your healing when sickness befalls me
You are my support when darkness befalls
And in struggles you are my sure sword
If you seek forgiveness for me,
O Master, even onceI’ll be of those upright on religion
Every limb of mine obeys you as if a slave
And in my heart love for you is constant
O God grant me success throughout my life
To pray weeping while others are asleep.[Source: Hakeemul Ummat Hazrat Thanavi ra’s Munajat-e-Maqbool, 234-238, Idara-e-Islamiyat, Lahore, 1995]
Please, note: this is poetry.
It is the soliloquy of a true lover.
In his imagination he is infront of his beloved and elucidating the true desire and love.
So there is no question regarding istigatha, hazir wa nazir, etc.
Teachings of Hazrat Thanavi ra in this regards are very clear.