An Exact Science
Avraham Tzvi SchwartzThe more
we pray and the better we
pray, the closer we come to reaching our desires.
(1) The more we pray: Hashem is right
next to us. He can turn
over the world in a second. Even so, His help filters into our reality
a process. Continuous, untiring prayer -- still said with enthusiasm
-- eventually brings wondrous benefit into the world.
Just, we must keep asking, not losing
hope or settling for a
lesser substitute. For to lessen our intensity, or accept that
is effectively, to stop praying.
(2) The better we pray: There is an
art to effective
praying. It lies in our attitude. We must never feel Hashem "owes" us
something. We must never think, "Now I deserve it; I asked so nicely".
On the other hand, we must
believe and trust that He can and
will give us our every desire. A fine line distinguishes between the
attitude and the wrong one. To see this line, to avoid crossing it, we
lower ourselves; we must be very humble before the most powerful of all
We must try, in some way, to appreciate what Hashem is, and what a
enjoy in speaking to Him.
In this way, we open heavenly gates
to all types of blessing