Friday, 8 April 2011

Words of Prayer, Words of Kindness - 31


This weeks Words of Prayer, Words of Kindness is prepared in the merit of
Tivkah bas Rachel Chanah for Refuat HaNefesh and Refuat HaGuf, a complete and speedy recovery


Shmiras HaLashon Thought

Our Sages teach that the compassion a person shows in judging another favourably arouses compassion in Heaven towards himself. That is why the Chofetz Chaim stresses the importance of Shmiras HaLashon as a key to attaining mercy in Heaven. By having compassion on our fellow, we strengthen our ability to guard our tongues and this leads to increased good both for us and the other. (The Chofetz Chaim, A Lesson a Day)

Bitachon Thought

The Second Principle that Rebbe Nachman teaches is that G-dlinesss is being revealed continuously. Whatever one sees, hears, thinks, feels; any interaction with a friend, another person and especially ones spouse is Hashem talking to you and calling you to come close to Him. (The Seven Pillars of Faith by Rabbi Yitzhak Breiter)

Tehillim Thought

There is a lot written regarding the verse 2:12
"Worship in purity, lest He be angered and you perish on the way; for His wrath may flash soon. Happy are those who put their trust in Him.

One comment found in Me'am Loez seems to be pertinent to what we find happening in the world at this time. There is a parable that a certain king was angry at his subjects, but his son intervened and brought reconciliation between the king and his subjects. The subjects then wanted to chant a hymn to the king. The king's response was, why chant a hymn to me, chant it to my son. For if it was not for my son I would have destroyed you.

Similarly the nations of the world want to sing / chant a hymn to Hashem and Hashem's response is "You chant it to me, go chant it to Israel. If it were not fro them, you would not endure even a single hour".

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Welcome to our one new member and thank you again to all our regulars who have been with us for a while reciting Tehillim together during daylight hours on Shabbos. The names for this week can be found on www.lovingkindness.co/tehillim.html

Shabbat Shalom and happy Pesach cleaning. Remember, preparing for Pesach also includes having all your clothes for the week of Pesach laundered and ironed. If you are having a hair cut, this should be done prior to Pesach too as we can not cut hair again until Lag B'Omer at the earliest.

Shoshanah

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