Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Hardest Part About Davening

This morning I was thinking about this question - What is my personal hardest part about davening? 

For me, it is the conceptual effort to stand before my Creator - spiritually naked revealing all of my inner thoughts and deeds.  It is hard to do this on an ongoing basis; to look into the mirror and reflect on my ethical and material successes and failures.

Then I came across the following tweet (tip of the hat to Rabbi Yonah Bookstein) shortly after I davened and it brought a smile to my face:

Graciously, God reveals the depth of our brokenness gradually over time. If we saw every area instantly we'd feel hopeless.

Very profound.

What is the hardest part for you?

1 comment:

  1. The hardest part of davening is bringing a renewed and fresh energy to my daily tefilot. I wish I could daven with great fevor all the time and not just wheni am in need or distressed.With modah Ani we should begin our day with a great sense of joy and graditutde. I refelct and wonder how many people went to bed last night and were not given the opportunity to recite modeah ani this morning.