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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Prayers based on "A New Light" by Rav Shalom Arush

 

Prayers based on the works of Rav Shalom Arush: "A New Light - in the Garden of Yearning and Will"

Ribbono Shel Olam, Master of the World, grant us wisdom to know to always pray to you. To pray to you at all times, for all of our needs, from the smallest to the greatest. Let us never be satisfied with the status quo, or feel defeated, or despondent. Let us never give up hope, as Rebbe Nachman says, Ein Yeush Ba'Olam Klal, there is no such thing as despair.

Ribbono Shel Olam, our sages teach us that the most important thing is a person's will, and that in the direction that a person wants to go, he/she is taken there. We also know that nothing stands in the way of the will, and that our main task in life is simply to want the right things, to want what You want, that our Ratzon, will, should be nullified to Your Ratzon. Please nullify my will, so that it may be completely in line with Yours. Please Hashem, I beg of You, please grant me the will to always do what is right in Your eyes.  

Ribbono Shel Olam, I have learned from Rav Shalom Arush that this is mainly how a person is judged in this world: on whether they wanted to do the right thing, even if ultimately their deeds fall short, as long as their desire was firm and strong, that is how they are judged. May my desire always be firm and strong. May I not give up, may I have the will to accomplish all that I need to accomplish to achieve my tikkun (rectification), may I have the  strong will to fix my relationships, to pray on behalf of all those that need prayer, to give charity the right way, to fulfill my obligations to my family, to my friends, and to my colleagues in Torah study and, L'Havdil, at work. May I be a Kiddush Hashem (sanctification of His name) and not a Chilul Hashem (desecrecation of His name).

Ribbono Shel Olam, I have also learned from Rav Arush, that it is important to set time to desire. Please, Ribbono Shel Olam, help me set the proper time to desire. May I pray to you at set times every day, and may I include in my prayers everything necessary. May I practice Hitbodedut every day before davening, may I set the proper times for it, and not let a day go by without it.

Thank you, Ribbono Shel Olam, may the expressions of my lips and the thoughts of my heart find favor in Your eyes.


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