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Doesn't G‑d already know what we're going to say?
Question: I still struggle with the idea of a personal G‑d since He does not answer our prayers or ease the suffering of the good and innocent. We say all these blessings about how G‑d is intimately involved, but to our eyes it seems otherwise, except for...
He told my friend, "That's okay. Just put on your tefillin and explain to Him you are having difficulties connecting during prayer. Express your frustration. Tell Him just what you told me."
Don’t we trust that G‑d knows what’s best for us and does only good for us? Aren’t we lacking in our trust and faith if we pray to G‑d to change what is?
All of the prayers in my synagogue are in Hebrew, and I don't understand a word of what we're saying. Should I better read the Hebrew which I don't understand, or the English which I do understand?
I was praying for Rabbi and Mrs. Holtzberg and all the other Jewish people in Mumbai asking for G‑d to help them. Why didn't He listen to me and the many others who prayed to him and asked for their lives to be saved?
A Jew’s spiritual essence is inherited via his or her mother. When praying for another, we want to emphasize their essential and eternal link to G‑d, as derived from their mother’s side.
Think of prayer as G-d talking to Himself -- through you
Even at the time you are committing the worst crime, your soul remains faithful to her Beloved Above.
How can I exclaim, “love G-d with all your heart” when I don’t really feel that way?
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