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, September 30, 2007

Prayer

They looked into
The siddur and
Stared at the
Words in front.
Prayer poured
out of their mouth
But their heart
didn't feel it.
They decided
to learn the meaning
And proceeded on
to do so.

The beauty sprang forth.
The words and their heart
came together
Now their prayer
took on a new life

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Nice article here on the essence of prayer
the essence of prayer

9 comments:

BEHIND A SMILE said...

Too true, if only we would see the beauty in what we say on auto pilot. If only we would be motivated enough to find out!

David_on_the_Lake said...

It really makes a world of a difference

I wish they would devote more time to teaching prayer in schools..

Lvnsm27 said...

BAS, amen

David, yea

Sorah said...

This is too true.

The Dreamer said...

beautiful, and so true.

i loved biur tefillah in sem... 15 minutes right before we davened... even though half the girls were asleep, i still think it's the best time for biur tefillah..

jewmaican20 said...

We should all examine the meaning of our prayers. Not just the ones that were ordained by the sages, though. When we do hisbodedus, when we talk to God in our natural language, we should always ask ourselves what it is we really mean when we say certain things.
Thanks for the poem, L, and may all our prayers be clear in intent, pure in form, and accepted by Him...

Lvnsm27 said...

Sorah, :)

Dreamer, that's nice you had that

Jewmaican, good point and amen

chaverah said...

beautiful, very nice.

Lvnsm27 said...

thanks, I feel that if we learn the meaning of the prayers, it could be a very spiritual experiences. Plus, it helps us to reflect on our desires and goals.