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Even You Are Dear To God

by chaya rivka z

Camille Pissaro The Little Bridge“…you must have faith in yourself. Believe that even you are dear in the eyes of God. A measure of God’s goodness is every individual’s importance to Him.” —Rebbe Nachman of Breslov

How can you pray if you don’t believe that God is listening and that you are important to Him?

You can’t.

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.

Chaya Rivka

Image: The Little Bridge, Camille Pissaro.

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1 comment

Edyie September 18, 2014 - 12:33 pm

Hello and a happy and healthy new year! Thank you for this informative web site! And a big thank you about prayer. I do believe that God does hear me, I’m the deaf one.


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