Sunday, April 24, 2011

A Direct Line to God

from Sefer Baal Shem Tov:

There is a sign by which you can know if your prayers have been accepted.

If you can pray without extraneous thoughts, at the very least, or ideally, with fear and love according to your level, then you know that your prayers have been accepted.

Thus it says, "You will direct their heart, You will cause Your ear to hear."[Psalms 10:17]

It follows that when a person prays, he can know if his words were accepted and that G·d has listened. [Toldos Yaakov Yosef, Behaloscha]


  1. This reminds me of what Rabbi Chanina ben Dosa explained. When asked how he knew whether his prayers were accepted, He explained he knew that his prayers were accepted if they flowed smoothly from his mouth.

  2. not easy is it, is this possible for the ordingary people


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