Dr Akiva Gamliel with an old friend, His Prayerbook.
Learning To Pray In Hebrew
Dear Ones we continue with our course of study, Blessings and Prayer [Barchot Vih Tifillah]. Again, Everyone is welcome to take this course. For additional info on the course see lesson one.
In This weeks discussion our focus was on being persistent in learning Hebrew prayers of praise. You will learn in this course if you are persistent. We are not in a foot race. It is OK to learn at the pace most comfortable for you. As Daddy would say, may he rest in peace, 'Keep on keeping on.'
I share four stories in the introduction audio. Each story is intended to encourage you to study with us and to learn prayerful Hebrew. It's BEAUTIFUL! Yes I can... Yes I can...
Also those of us who began in week one and did there studies learned that in Judasim and in beliefs we say montras. Most of us do so without realizing this. What is a montra? A Montra is a form of prayer that we repeat over and over like I Love You O' Lord. I Love You O' Lord while at the sametime we concentrate on an Emanation of our Creator like His Mercifulness or His Wisdom. As we meditate, i.e. think on these Words we relax. We are attempting to slow our mind down from the horse races all around us. We want to spend time drinking in the Mercifulness or the Wisdom of our Creator. We use our strength to focus on the Words we are saying and how they relate to our Creator. We prepare our mind to think and to study.
Last week we learned four Words in Hebrew. One can memorize these prayerful Words and repeat them time and again at work, driving on the highway etc. Worshiping our Creator in Hebrew is Wonderful and beautiful. This may be a new experience for you so take your time be cautious and go at your own spead.
Audio DiscussionIntroduction 2
Ray Sheet Begins
1. One purpose for prayer is to Calm us down. True / False
2. Persistent is required for learning Hebrew prayers of praise. Are you ready for the long haul? Will you dedicate time to learn prayerful Hebrew?
3. Discuss what you know about montras?
4. What does it feel like to you to slow your prayers down a little and let them enter your being?
May the Lord bless each who study and pray.
Blessings, Love and Peace,
Dr. Akiva Gamliel