Thoughts that Disturb your Prayers

Thoughts that disturb your prayers can be an atonement for your sins…

When you are not suspicious of God and believe that he certainly wants to draw you close and accept your prayers – that the only thing that brings about these confusing thoughts are your own sins – when you are pained by these thoughts and flee from them with all your strength – this is an atonement for your sins.

If you were able to do this truly and fully, all your sins would be forgiven, and all troubling thoughts removed.  This is alluded to in the Talmudic teaching, “One who sins and is ashamed of it, is forgiven for everything.” ~ R’ Nachman of Breslov as quoted by R’ Aryeh Kaplan zt”l

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