Monday, March 20, 2017
“Prayer: Its Hebrew name is, tefillah, a word that gives us an insight into the Torah’s concept of prayer. The root of tefillah means to judge, to differentiate, to clarify, to decide. In life, we constantly sort out evidence from rumor, valid options from wild speculations, fact from fancy. Thus, prayer is the soul’s yearning to define what truly matters and to ignore the trivialities that often masquerade as essential.”
—From The Interfaith Prayer Book compiled by Ted Brownstein; the Lake Worth Interfaith Network, Expanded second edition 2014, page 31.