Category Archives: Prayer

Waking up a little Earlier in Elul

Shulchan Aruch (581) states, “The custom is to awaken early and to say Selichos from Rosh Chodesh Elul until Yom Kippur.” The Rema adds, “The custom for bnei ashkanez isn’t so…” Reb Shmuel Wosner zt’l explained that the Ashkenazi custom … Continue reading

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How He Answers Us

Hashem answers us in three ways: He says “yes” and gives you what you want; He says “no” and gives you something better; He says “wait” and gives you the best!

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One Pure Tefillah

The power of tefillah is so great that if a person were to daven one single prayer with perfect concentration and the purest intent, that single prayer would have the power to gather together all the other tefillos that he … Continue reading

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Creating New Roads to Hashem

In addition to the traditional prayers that we daven each day, it is vital that we speak to Hashem in our own words.   “This is because the negative forces are well aware of such paths (the prayers in our siddur). … Continue reading

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Before the King

Arouse your concentration and remove all disturbing thoughts from your mind, so that when you pray, your thoughts will be pure. If you were speaking to an earthly king, who is here today and tomorrow in the grave, you would … Continue reading

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The Main Intent of Prayer

The main intent of prayer is that we should recognize and express the fact that there is nothing in the universe to whom it is fitting to pray other than God.  He is the Master of the universe, and we … Continue reading

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Hashem doesn’t give to those who worry, only to those who ask.  ~ R’ Elimelech Biderman

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