עֲבוֹדַת הַתְפָּלָה הִיא הַמְּבִיאָה הַשָּׂגַת הַמּוֹחַ בְּהַרְגָּשַׁת הַלֵּב, וּשְׁנֵיהֶם יַחַד בָּעֲבוֹדָה בְּפֹעַל הַמַּצּוֹת בְּיִרְאַת שָׁמַיִם וַקְנִין מִדּוֹת טוֹבוֹת.
It is the avoda of davening which brings the comprehension of the brain into the emotional sensitivity of the heart - and (also brings) both of them together into the practical avoda of performing mitzvot with fear-of-Heaven and acquiring fine character-traits.
Start your day with sincere and concentrated prayer.
And though due to all the worries of life, it may not succeed every day to fully focus your soul and heart on HaShem, and feel the contact you desire. Is it worth the effort.
Because on the days when you do succeed, and your heart cries in joy because it feels the connection and closeness of HaShem, are extra precious.
And makes it worth trying again the following day.
Brought By Angelique Sijbolts
Angelique Sijbolts is one of the main writers for the Noahide Academy. She has been an observant Noahide for many years. She studies Torah with Rabbi Perets every week. Angelique invests much of her time in editing video-lectures for the Rabbis of the Academy and contributes in administrating the Academy's website in English and Dutch. She lives in the north of the Netherlands. Married and mother of two sons. She works as a teacher in a school with students with special needs. And is a Hebrew Teacher for the levels beginners and intermediate. She likes to walk, to read and play the piano.
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