Video Shiur: Do you want to serve Him? | Pray to Hashem
If you believe in HaShem, you would pray to him. Prayer / Tefillah / Hitbodedut is our most potent weapon, a weapon that brings salvation, healing, and blessings. Prayer originally began with each person pouring out his heart before God in his own words and language. This is explained by Rambam (Maimonides) in his Code of Torah Law (Prayer 1:4) , where he states that personal prayer was the main form of prayer prior to the institution of the set prayers by the Men of the Great Assembly.
Reb Nachman of Breslov once said, “If you believe that things can be ruined, you should believe that things can be repaired.” There is no room for despair, because David has given us the hope to overcome our adversaries. We need but open up his cherished gift and speak to our hearts with his unique words.
You must pray for everything. Even if your garment is torn and you need another, you should pray to God to give you something to wear.
The Torah tells us, “And you shall seek Hashem from there, and you shall find Him” (Devarim 4:29), and the Kotzker Rebbe would remark, “The seeking is the finding.” Some will despair when considering the difficulties that abound in striving for closeness with Hashem. The Kotzker tells us differently. He says that the act of seeking is in itself the means of finding.
Set aside time each day to meditate and pray alone in a room or some meadow and express your innermost thoughts and feelings and personal prayers to God. Use every kind of appeal and argument. Use words that will endear you to God and win His favor. Plead with God to draw you closer and let you truly serve Him. This is Hitbodedut.
You should hold these conversations in whatever language you speak best. Our set prayers are said in Hebrew, but if this is not one's native language, it is difficult to use it to give expression to all one's innermost thoughts and feelings and the heart is less drawn after the words. It is easier to pour out your heart and say everything you need in your own language. Be very careful to get into the habit of spending time every day on your personal prayers and meditation. Fix a regular time for this and then be happy for the rest of the day!
Hitbodedut rises to a very high place. This applies especially to turning Torah teachings into prayers, which creates the greatest delight above. Hitbodedut is the highest level: it is greater than everything.
Always serve HaShem with happiness
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Breslov teachings from Rabbi Dror Moshe Cassouto, Jerusalem, Israel. Torah Shiur / Shiurim.