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Daily Lift #180

Pray One-on-One

The idea of prayer is to inwardly have a private dialogue with the Creator. Speak to Him just as you might speak with a friend who is paying attention and listening.

All around you may be noise, traffic, planes, telephones. Inwardly, too, may be a preoccupation with hassles, business dealings, quarrels, competition, desires.

But prayer brings you suddenly to… quiet. The inward silence creates a barrier to the flow of noise, and it is as if there is silence and calm all around. Tranquility is yours!

(see Rabbi S. Wolbe - "Shal'hevesya," p.34)

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Visitor Comments: 1

(1) mysteries, November 21, 2009 9:19 PM


If one has been acquainted with many itmes of personal interest and is following this and in the still no peace is obtained through inward trespassing from the outside then one must ultimately maintain oneself whatever the circumstances. Inward peace is abused and imposed upon through clever ways.

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