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Mayanot on Prayer #2: Our Father, Our King

Mayanot on Prayer #2: Our Father, Our King

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Prayer transforms the desire to satisfy our requests to the desire to satisfy God's requests.

Mayanot on Prayer #1: I Pray Therefore I Am

Mayanot on Prayer #1: I Pray Therefore I Am

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The commandment to prayer bequeaths to man the sense of his own significance that enables him to perform all the other commandments with dedication.

Asking God for Forgiveness

Asking God for Forgiveness

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Skip the paralyzing guilt. The classical confession helps us maximize the power of the day.

Prayer for the Soldiers

Prayer for the Soldiers

by Aish.com Staff

The war in Iraq can be a catalyst for spiritual unity.

God Makes a House Call

God Makes a House Call

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A little blockage enables one man to appreciate the wonders of the human body -- and the power of genuine prayer.

Prayer for Israeli Soldiers

Prayer for Israeli Soldiers

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Invoking God's protection for the members of the Israel Defense Forces.

Hearing God

Hearing God

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Prayer is a two-way street, speaking as well as listening.

40 Days to a Better Self

40 Days to a Better Self

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Prayer is not waving a magic wand and hoping for the best.

Prayer #11 - Acknowledging Good

Prayer #11 - Acknowledging Good

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In Hebrew, the word for gratitude can mean "thanks", "praise" and "confession."

Storm the Heavens

Storm the Heavens

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A special call to unite in prayer during these dangerous times.

Prayer #10 - Upside-down Hourglass

Prayer #10 - Upside-down Hourglass

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By having the right intention in prayer, we raise the sparks and bring time closer to its ultimate end.

Prayer #9 - Holy Sparks of Energy

Prayer #9 - Holy Sparks of Energy

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The holy sparks of spiritual energy, embedded in the physical, animate the universe and fuel redemption.

Hear O Israel: Part 3 - Jewish Unity

Hear O Israel: Part 3 - Jewish Unity

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Embodied in the first verse of the Sh'ma, and its accompanying praise of God's kingdom, is a profound allusion to the unity of the Jewish people.

Better than Skype

Better than Skype

by Aliza Kramer

You're not bothering God.

Prayer #7 - Hear O Israel Part II

Prayer #7 - Hear O Israel Part II

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If we look at the Sh'ma, the quintessential Jewish prayer, through the eyes of gematria, we can see encoded the mission of Jews in world history.

Prayer #6 - Hear O Israel: Part 1

Prayer #6 - Hear O Israel: Part 1

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The message of the Sh'ma is applicable to every Jew at all times, at every conscious moment. It embodies one of the most profound concepts known to man: the Oneness of God.

Prayer #5 - Prayer Role Models

Prayer #5 - Prayer Role Models

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Abraham and Moses knew how to turn every action into an experience of communicating with God. Their very existence became synonymous with "prayer."

Olympics and Kavanah

Olympics and Kavanah

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Eons before anybody ever heard of Marion Jones or Tiger Woods, Judaism recognized the importance of mental focus. In the case of Judaism, however, the stakes are weightier than any gold medal.

Praying Big, Praying Small

Praying Big, Praying Small

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Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur are a time of concentrated prayer. But how does one pray effectively if one isn't even sure how to begin or what to pray for?

Prayer #4 - Feeding the Universe

Prayer #4 - Feeding the Universe

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The physical universe contains a spiritual counterpart that acts as its soul. To thrive, the soul of the universe needs to be nourished by prayer.

Prayer #3 - Praying With Purity

Prayer #3 - Praying With Purity

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Purity has the power to transform prayer into a focused, uplifting experience. Here are a few simple tools.

Prayer #2 - In Search of Meaningful Prayer

Prayer #2 - In Search of Meaningful Prayer

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The difference between the words in the seemingly incomprehensible Siddur and those in your heart is your understanding. Here's how to make them one and the same.

Prayer: In Search of God and Self

Prayer: In Search of God and Self

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Does prayer seems like a meaningless chore? Here is a fresh look at prayer and what it can do for you.

An Attitude of Gratitude: #2

An Attitude of Gratitude: #2

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When we are grateful for God's gifts, He only wants to give us more.

What is Prayer?

What is Prayer?

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Prayer is not a half-hearted ritual recitation of words; it is an outpouring of the heart.

To Pray Or Not To Pray

To Pray Or Not To Pray

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The saying goes: "God giveth and God taketh away." Is it all random? Or is there a deep message that we can tap into for personal growth and actualization?

Winding Up God

Winding Up God

by Rabbi David Schallheim

Looking back, that raucous 1970s rock tune had it all wrong.

Seizing Change

Seizing Change

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By seizing change today, we might avoid the seizure tomorrow.

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