How can you pray if you don’t believe that God is listening and that you are important to Him?
Understanding how important you are to God is a foundation of spiritual connection as well as spiritual growth.
“Ani L’dodi, V’dodi Li.” —Song of Songs
Ani L’dodi, V’dodi Li means “I am for my Beloved and my Beloved is for me.” The verse is an acronym for Elul, the month in which we are now preparing for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur.
The Shulchan Aruch says the verse is telling us:
“Now is the time that all my thoughts should be directed towards my Beloved (G-d), and when I do that, my Beloved is also doing the same to me, He is helping, assisting and caring for me.”
Getting in touch with our love for God and developing the faith that we are God’s beloved is an essential part of Elul. As we prepare for Rosh Hashana and Yom Kippur, it’s not too late maximize the power of your prayers and overcome any obstacles.
Read more about about obstacles to prayer at Breslov.org.
Shana Tova Umetuka and Kesiva Vchasima Tova, May you be blessed with a Good and Sweet New Year and Written and Inscribed for Good.
Image: The Little Bridge, Camille Pissaro.