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Prayer Power

This Rosh Hashanah, make the connection. A stirring video to share with friends.


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Visitor Comments: 27

(22) Anonymous, September 13, 2015 2:56 AM

Sorry to step on anyone's toes . . .

. . . but this video is long on wishful thinking and short on answers. The video's second frame shows a prayer from a hospital room. Haven't all of us prayed for the recovery of a dear relative or friend, only to have our prayers ignored or denied, and at which point we're fed some pablum that despite our prayers, God in His infinite wisdom beyond our human understanding knew what's best. So, if that's the case, why bother praying? Then the video shows us a soccer player praying for a goal. But what about the prayers of the players from the opposing team praying that he misses the goal? Don't they count? Finally, the end of the video assures us that "all" (not "all Jewish") prayer ascends from the Temple Mount. But what about the prayers of billions of non-Jews, who address God by different names from their own holy places. Doesn't He hear their prayers too, and if so, isn't it correct to say that prayers can pretty much ascend from any place?

Anonymous, September 13, 2015 8:11 PM

To commenter Anonymous #22

God DOES answer our prayers. Alas, there are times when the answer is no/something we do not want to hear. Re: The soccer player in the video. Of course that person would be praying to get the goal. However, if he doesn't get it there may very well be a life lesson attached. Finally, it truly is IMPOSSIBLE to know why one person ostensibly sails through life while someone else is met with many challenges. Nobody ever said this life was easy. I know I have had my share of challenges to face. However, praying makes things better even if the outcome sometimes disappoints me. Shana Tova Umetuka.

Anonymous, September 14, 2015 7:49 AM

Childlike faith

It sounds like you have a lot of knowledge about God and who people claim that He is and does and you are completely right. But to accept all this you need another ingredient. This ingredient is called FAITH! Faith is unexplainable. Children have it when they look at their mom or dad. They don't have the complete understanding or knowledge of what is going on, but they know that when they are in their parents arms all will be well! They feel secure and are comforted only by the knowledge that mom and dad are there. It is this kind of Faith it takes to know and trust HaShem also. Unfortunately, as adults we loose this naive faith or trust in our parents, our friends, our spouses, our worldly systems, and our God. We call this loss education, wisdom, maturity or even enlightenedness! But a wise Rabbi once said: "it is only by becoming like one of these little ones, that we can see the kingdom of God!" I pray that you will soften your "heart" so that HaShem can help you to re discover that child like faith you once had uncluttered by your present knowledge. Surely, this will rekindle that childish innate feeling of just running into your father's arms! He is waiting for you! Don't let life rob you of this reunion! Shanna Tovah!

Hinda, February 14, 2016 11:11 PM

I want to share something very profound with you. My niece is the youngest of two children. When she was five she told my sister-in-law that she had davened to Hashem for her mother to have a baby. She said "But Hashem said no" She understood that G-d always listens as He had done so to her prayer but sometimes the answer is just no

(21) Enoch Owusu, September 11, 2015 7:40 PM

Thanks a lot for this beautiful video may Has hem bless you all. Shalom and Shana tova

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