This is the meaning of, "Take from among you an offering to G‑d". (Ex. 35:5) And if you say that this too difficult for you [that it is beyond your capability, the Torah explains] "whoever is of a generous heart, let him bring it [his donation, i.e. whoever wishes to contribute is enabled by G‑d to do so]."

What is "let him bring it"? Here we learn the [secret] meaning of prayer. For when a man fears his Maker and devotes his heart and will to prayer, he forms a supernal rectification, like we said.

First [in the order of prayers is] the songs and praises that the supernal angels say above, and in the series of praises that Israel say down below [the Shechinah] adorns Herself and arranges Herself like a woman adorning herself for her husband.

[Next] in the order of the prayer that is said sitting down [from the blessing "Yotzer" until the Amidah] all those maids are prepared, and all Her retinue are adorned with Her.

After all is arranged and prepared, when reaching [the words of prayer] 'Emet V'yatziv', then everything is rectified, She and Her maids, until reaching [the words of prayer] 'ga'al Yisrael'. Then everyone has to stand up.

By the time a man reaches [the words ending the recitation of all 3 paragraphs of the Shema] 'Emet V'yatziv' [in his prayer], everything is already established, the maids conduct Her and She conducts herself and rises to the supernal King. Once he reaches [the words immediately before the Amida prayer] 'ga'al Yisrael' [in his prayer], the supernal Holy King travels through His levels and comes out to receive Her. And he has to stand up before the supernal Holy King in awe and trembling, for then [in the 1st blessing of the Amida prayer] He reaches His right hand to Her [in the attribute of chesed]. Then [in the 2nd blessing of the Amida prayer] He puts His left hand [for gevura] under Her head. They then [in the 3rd blessing of the Amida prayer] embrace together [as said in Song of Songs, "His left hand under My head, His right hand embraces Me", for the right hand hugs and joins the bodies together]. These are the first three blessings [of the Amida].

A man should devote his heart and will, and meditate on all those arrangements and sequences of the prayer, with his mouth, heart and will [together] as one.

Now that the supernal King [Zeir Anpin] and Matronita [malchut] are blissfully united in those kisses, [during the 12 intermediate blessings which are the joy of kissing] whoever needs to ask for any request may do so, because it is a time of goodwill.

After a man submits his requests [in the 12 middle blessings] before the King and Queen, then he should prepare himself, in will and heart, to the last three blessings to awaken the secret bliss, because from these three She [the Shechinah] is blessed by a different devotion.

And a man should prepare to leave from before them [for no person should stand there] in this secret bliss [of Their time of unification] in these three [last blessings. Although they are then hidden] he should wish it, that the lower beings be blessed from those three blessings of secret bliss [of unification]. Then he should prostrate himself at the time when [the Shechinah] takes hold of the souls and spirits and offer his soul. For then is the time to offer one's soul among all those souls She takes, because then they are bundled together with [the source of] life, is as it should be.

BeRahamim LeHayyim: Spirituality and sexuality are not separate: they are two sides of the same coin. The above Zohar gives over the deep secret of the sacred dance that occurs during the morning prayer and through the Amida. Hugging, carressing, kissing, and ultimate union are all occurring spiritually while we pray. And according to the Kabbalah, these are the intentions we are to have when we bond and cling and cleave with G‑d.

"Kedoshim Tihiyu" - "You shall be holy." Kidushim also means "marriage"; now intend to marry and intimately relate with the Holy Divine Presence in all your prayers. Awesome!

[Bracketed annotations from Metok Midevash and Sulam commentaries]