Daily Zohar # 4198 – Vayakhel – The path of a prayer
Daily Zohar 4198
136. וְהוֹלֵךְ וְעוֹלֶה וּבוֹקֵעַ רְקִיעִים (אֲוִירִים). עַד שֶׁעוֹלִים עִמּוֹ לָרָקִיעַ הָרִאשׁוֹן, עוֹלָה הַתְּפִלָּה וּמַגִּיעָה לִמְמֻנֶּה אֶחָד שֶׁהִתְמַנָּה לְצַד מַעֲרָב, וְשָׁם עוֹמְדִים תִּשְׁעָה פְתָחִים, שֶׁבָּהֶם עוֹמְדִים כַּמָּה שָׂרִים וְכַמָּה מְמֻנִּים, וַעֲלֵיהֶם מְמֻנֶּה אֶחָד שֶׁשְּׁמוֹ זְבוּלִיאֵ”ל.
137. וְזֶהוּ שֶׁרוֹצֶה לְשַׁמֵּשׁ בָּרָקִיעַ הַזֶּה בַּיּוֹם, וְלֹא נִתֶּנֶת לוֹ רְשׁוּת, עַד שֶׁעוֹלֶה אוֹר הַלְּבָנָה, וְאָז הוּא מוֹצִיא כָּל אוֹתָם הַחֲיָלוֹת וְכָל אוֹתָם מְמֻנִּים. וּכְשֶׁמֵּאִיר הַיּוֹם, נִכְנָסִים כֻּלָּם לְפֶתַח אֶחָד, שֶׁהֵם תִּשְׁעָה פְתָחִים, שֶׁהוּא פֶּתַח עֶלְיוֹן עַל כֻּלָּם. וּכְשֶׁהַתְּפִלָּה עוֹלָה, הִיא נִכְנֶסֶת בְּאוֹתוֹ פֶּתַח, וְכָל הַשָּׂרִים וְכָל הַמְמֻנִּים יוֹצְאִים מֵאוֹתוֹ פֶתַח. וַעֲלֵיהֶם זְבוּלִיאֵ”ל, אוֹתוֹ מְמֻנֶּה גָּדוֹל, וְיוֹצְאִים כֻּלָּם וְנוֹשְׁקִים אוֹתוֹ, וּמַגִּיעִים עִמּוֹ עַד לָרָקִיעַ הַשֵּׁנִי.
Continued from previous DZ
Then one spirit wakes up coming out of the abyss that is on the north side, and that spirit calls all airs, and they all take the words of the prayers and raise it to the sky in the north, which is the fifth sky, and they kiss the prayer, open it and say, “רִבּוֹנְךָ יַפִּיל שׂוֹנַאֲךָ לְפָנֶיךָ” “Your Lord will cast down your enemy before you.”
From this point, the prayer ascends in order (as said in #130 above), and the prayer goes up, rises, and pierces through the skies, that is, the air that fell to Malchut of the world of Asiya (Action) and is the aspect of this world. When at the first sky, the prayer reaches the appointed on the west side, which is Malchut, and there, there are nine openings and in them several ministers and several appointees. Above them is the one named זְבוּלִיאֵ”ל.
In each direction of East, North, South, and West, there are two appointees, one is appointed to rule the air, and one for the sky. There are nine openings in the ten sefirot of Malchut, and Malchut of Malchut is included in Yessod of Malchut and has only one opening.
On the air of the East גזרדיא. (See #128), and there is a special appointee on the sky of the East, that is Tiferet, fourth sky, שמשיאל. (See #145)
On the south air פסגניה (see #132), and special appointee on the sky of the south, ענפיאל (See #147)
On the North air appointed, פתחיה (See #134), with special appointee on the sky, גדריאל, (See #146)
In Malchut, there is only one appointee on the air and sky, and his name is זבוליאל.
The appointed of the night who wants to serve in the first sky during the day is not permitted until the moon rises, and then he brings out all those appointed. When the day dawns, they all enter through one supernal opening, of which there are nine openings. When the prayer rises, it enters through the same opening, and all the ministers and all the appointees come out of the same place. Over them appointed זבוליאל, and they all come and kiss him, and together with him, they reach the second sky.
During the night, the nine lower sefirot of Malchut are in control. The supernal opening is Keter of Malchut, where the prayer goes up to Yessod of the world of Aisya (action).