Do not say: “I will pray when I am able to do so with hitlahavut (ardor; fervor); but otherwise I will not force myself to pray.” On the contrary! It is comparable to a king who changes his garments when waging battle. Those who are familiar with the king recognize him by his mannerisms. Those who are not familiar with the king note that people guard a certain place more [than others]; thus it may be assumed that the king must be there. So, too, if you are unable to pray, it means that the King is guarded from being manifest to you. Thus strengthen yourself so much more, for the King is here but He is hidden from you. 1