The Power of Prayer
Rabbi Reznitsky's eighth grade boys were truly lifted higher this week as they journeyed to the high school to hear two special Rebbeim speak about Tefilla. Rabbi Mordechai Shaffier and Rabbi Eli Mansour brought words of chizuk and emotion to enhance their mornings. Here are some of the boys' thoughts on their experience.
"I was inspired when he said he would never waste a second, he would always be learning Torah."
-Admon Gutt about Rabbi Mansour regarding Rav Ovadia Yosef Zatzal
"Rabbi Mansour talked about how great Rav Ovadia Yosef was. How he learned all of his life and put aside all distraction."
"Rabbi Mansour's Hesped on Chacham Ovadia Yosef Zatzal made me realize that there is no excuse to not learn Torah. He was told he had to walk 30 minutes a day for exercise. During those walks he would go over Pirkei Avos twice."
"Rabbi Schaeffer spoke about the importance of looking at all the wonders of Hashem and to appreciate them. He also spoke about thinking that Hashem is right in front of you during davening. I will stop and think before I daven from now on."
You should always believe that Hashem is there. Once you do, you have a better chance of davening with more intent, which you are supposed to do."
"I will take from his words, to daven as if Hashem is right near me and it is as if I am talking to a friend and he is right across from me."