Daily Zohar # 3110 – Balak – The brokenhearted goes first
The prayer of the poor is higher because the poor have a broken heart as it says in Psalms 34:19
“קָרוֹב יְהוָה, לְנִשְׁבְּרֵי-לֵב וְאֶת-דַּכְּאֵי-רוּחַ יוֹשִׁיעַ”
“YHVH is near to the brokenhearted; He saves the contrite in spirit.”
The prayer of the poor has priority and all other prayers are delayed. After the Holy One Blessed be He listen to the prayer of the poor, he opens the windows of heavens and let the other prayers follow the prayer of the poor and enter the gates of heavens.
“תְּפִלָּה לְעָנִי כִי יַעֲטֹף וְלִפְנֵי יְהוָה יִשְׁפֹּךְ שִׂיחוֹ.”
“A Prayer of the poor when he is faint and pours out his complaint before YHVH.”
The prayer of the poor is welcomed and accepted by the Holy One Blessed be He without a court process. Regular prayers are evaluated in a court before letting them move forward. The brokenhearted is allowed to ‘pours out his complaint before YHVH’.