In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.



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Sunday, July 16, 2006

Helpful suggestion

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Just want to mention that besides saying tehillim, we should also learn and practice shemiras halashon because that will help our prayers be more effective. When our mouth is impure, our prayers are blocked, but guarding our speech helps our prayers to ascend.
The more we learn, the more we know what to say and what not to say and then all we need is to just keep at it. And we should try to be careful about listening also, unless it's absolutely neccessary.
Plus, knowing the rules of toeles/constructive purpose, is very important when we have to say something and are trying to stay within the guidelines.

Hopefully with our efforts, our prayers will make a tremendous impact.

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10 comments:

socialworker/frustrated mom said...

Very nice idea.

Pragmatician said...

excellent suggestion, and the Sefer you refer to is very helpful in achieving this.

kasamba said...

Too right!
B"H I never miss a day of my lesson a day (even when I gave birth!) because I feel its so important and vital to my spiritual survival. Wehn I want to daven I want to know that my Tefilos are going up!

Lvnsm27 said...

Social, thanks

Prag, deffinately

Kasamba, yep, I'm with you

jewmaican20 said...

I agree wholeheartedly. Nice to see some thinking jews out there in the world. Thanks.

Lvnsm27 said...

You're welcome.
BH, there are many who have great ideas. Hopefully all of our ideas together will make a great impact.

FrumWithQuestions said...

Its one thing to learn these Seforim and its another thing to actually practice what you learn. With Shmiras Haloshon it is impossible to even speak without breaking some law. There was a discussion of this on Hirhurim a while back. Trying ourselves is one thing but getting other people as well is a more important task.

Lvnsm27 said...

Yep, we should deffinately do both learn and practice, because we need both.
While it may be very hard to do, we can still do it. And yes it's very important to get the message out.

bradford said...

prayer is praise (appreciation), if you ask God for something you imply something's wrong (with God) Wish Only Well (WOW)

Lvnsm27 said...

Depends
If we're asking for something that we don't really need, like a billion dollars, then yes we're not appreciating what we already have that He gave us.

But if we're praying for something that we need, then that's a good thing because He wants us to come to Him when we are in need. Probably one of the reasons we are in need is so we will come to Him.