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If everything that G-d does is good, why pray?


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Rabbi Yakov L: Welcome. I'll be with you in a moment...

max24: if everything is for the best and we are supposed to belive that, why are you allowed to Daven [Ed. note: pray] for what you want

Rabbi Yakov L: great Q

Rabbi Yakov L: not all good is evident and visible to mortal eyes,.though all that proceeds from Hashem is 'good'

max24: right

Rabbi Yakov L: we daven for REVEALED good that we can see with mortal eyes & can percieve with mortal minds

max24: but how can you be the judge

max24: maybe what your Davening for is actualy bad

Rabbi Yakov L: some matters are univerally recognozed as good

Rabbi Yakov L: health, good children

Rabbi Yakov L: wealth

Rabbi Yakov L: or at least prosperity

Rabbi Yakov L: requires no specail Judgement

Rabbi Yakov L: we all understand that Good health is "good"

max24: so we should only daven for things along those lines?

Rabbi Yakov L: In G-d's plan, there may be 'hidden' good in suffering, but we pray for the revealed good... we pray to see the good in the means, not only the ends... we pray that the good should be evident from our perspective, not only His

max24: ok thank very much

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Mitzvot » Prayer

"The Name." Out of respect, we do not explicitly mention G-d's name, unless in the course of prayer. Instead, "Hashem" is substituted.
(Yiddish) Pray.
It is forbidden to erase or deface the name of G-d. It is therefore customary to insert a dash in middle of G-d's name, allowing us to erase or discard the paper it is written on if necessary.
(Yiddish) Praying.