Daily Zohar – Tikunim – #185 – Wash your hands…
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“כִּי תָבֹאוּ, לֵרָאוֹת פָּנָי–מִי-בִקֵּשׁ זֹאת מִיֶּדְכֶם, רְמֹס חֲצֵרָי”
“When you come to appear before me, who has asked this from your hand to trample my court”.
The hands with the fingers represent the ten Sefirot and at the time of prayer they help us with the connection.
As explained previously on the Daily Zohar, the prayer has a process of elevating the soul to a high point, then with a silent prayer we inject our wishes, then a process of drawing down the light we received.
When the prayer is not pure, it is rejected and thrown to the negative side. They wait for bad prayers like a hungry dog ready to grab whatever they can get.
In Isaiah chapter 1 we find a powerful message from God. It states clearly that he doesn’t want our prayers and sacrifices if we are not pure in all our actions.
Clean your act, seek Justice and help the needy. It’s a prerequisite before coming to pray and ask the light for fulfillment.
The Zohar teaches us that helping others comes before praying. It brings a story about righteous friends of Rabbi Shimon that came to a house where there was a child with a special soul that saw that they didn’t do their morning prayers. At his questions they approved him and said that they were busy with doing a Mitzvah and helping others.
Most people pray for themselves or pray to God. If you have an opportunity to help others on the way to your house of worship, look up and thank God for giving you a ticket to fulfillment of prayers for others and yourself.
Always pray with “clean hands”.