Pray to pray

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Re: Pray to pray

Postby rivka » Mon Nov 17, 2014 3:44 pm

Our job is to build a relationship with God and become close to Him. Prayer is an unparalleled tool for that.

Why would He be angry?
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Re: Pray to pray

Postby steve » Mon Nov 17, 2014 10:35 pm

Thanks Rivka,
The question I ask myself is how many mistakes can a person make and still turn to G-d.
Even though I don't feel good enough I want to pray. It's the feeling of not good enough that stops me.
I know wholehearted prayer comes from the heart, I just seem to be further away than I've ever been.
I prayed and thanked Hashem for everything when my mother was dieing including the "seemingly bad" the suffering she went through. Many things happened after my mothers death that made me feel my prayer was wrong and I just stopped praying.

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Re: Pray to pray

Postby rivka » Tue Nov 18, 2014 1:54 am

steve wrote:The question I ask myself is how many mistakes can a person make and still turn to G-d.

One of the miracles of His creation is that there is no maximum. He always listens to our prayers, always wants us to come closer to Him, no matter how far we may have strayed. It is when we feel our most unworthy that we need prayer the most.
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Re: Pray to pray

Postby steve » Tue Nov 18, 2014 10:14 am

Thanks Rivka,

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Re: Pray to pray

Postby David_L » Tue Nov 18, 2014 4:43 pm

Steve, you might find this interesting:

"A Jewish Response to Suffering - Why does G‑d test us?", By Abraham J. Twerski
Rabbi Dr. Abraham J. Twerski tackles the big questions of why G‑d allows suffering, and how to best handle the challenges of loss and grief.
http://www.chabad.org/multimedia/media_ ... fering.htm
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Re: Pray to pray

Postby steve » Wed Nov 19, 2014 9:40 am

Thank-you David,
A man of great stature, the first Jewish book I read was Living each day by Rabbi Twersky. I haven't read it for a long time, I'm going to look it out as I remember it is full of inspiration.

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Re: Pray to pray

Postby steve » Wed Nov 19, 2014 10:56 pm

Just listened to the video. Thank-you David.

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Re: Pray to pray

Postby steve » Thu Nov 20, 2014 10:09 am

David,
The woman in the story who was angry with G-d made me think how l need to start praying again.
The woman in the story went through so much, I'm more angry with myself for not continuing to thank G-d.

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