The Gemara (Bava Metzia 59.) teaches that honoring one’s wife is also a segulah for parnassah. “Rava said to the people of Mechuza, ‘Honor your wives so you will become wealthy.'”
What is the association between honoring one’s wife and earning parnassah? We can explain as follows: Man was cursed that he must work very hard for his parnassah (Bereishis 3:19). The woman was cursed that her husband will rule over her (Bereishis 3:19). If he will be lenient with her curse, and not rule over her, then midah keneged midah (measure for measure), his curse will also be minimized, and he will earn his parnassah easily, without working hard for it. ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman shlita
The Chasam Sofer zt”l taught that Hashem could have made people without needing anything, but then they would never turn to Hashem. The greatest chessed, therefore, is that they lack things. ~ Toras Moshe
Tefillah is always necessary. Even when Heaven decreed something, it won’t happen without tefillah. ~ R’ Tzaddok HaCohen zt”l
The Kohen Gadol, Reb Yishmael ben Elisha, was once in Heaven, and was shown rooms filled with terrible decrees. He said, “How can one endure all of this?” He was then brought to a higher room, and he saw even greater tzaros, “How can we sustain them?” he asked again in dread.
The answer he received from Heaven was, “When Klal Yisrael say amen yehei shmei rabba we rip up all of these gezeiros.”
The Tzemach Tzedek of Lubavitch said that only a part of a Jew’s neshama comes into the body, but when a Jew uses that part of the neshama to serve Hashem, it makes a difference for the balance and part of the neshama which is still in Shomayim!
The deepest prayer a person can pray is, Hashem I don’t want an answer, I just want you to listen! ~ R’ Shlomo Carlebach zt’l – Today is his 25th Yahrzeit
When we find excuses for a person’s poor behavior, we fulfill V’ohavta lereiacha Kamocha, for we always find excuses for our own mistakes. ~ R’ Moshe Meir Weiss