For hours, we stare at a book and, yet, we don’t understand it. Davening can become a boring activity and therefore something we don't want to do. HowFor hours, we stare at a book and, yet, we don’t understand it. Davening can become a boring activity and therefore something we don't want to do. How do we better understand davening so that we would want to spend hours every day doing it?
In this week’s parsha, Hashem commands us to keep shabbos. Why do we continue to keep shabbos even after five thousand years? The answer is because Hashem created the world and He declared the Seventh day as a day of rest. In practice, we get Hashem's full attention for twenty five hours every week so why spend it doing anything else?
The same is true with davening. Do you want a chance to have Hashem's undivided attention three times a day? Davening isn't just words in a book. It's a time to put this world aside and just talk to our Creator. With that thought in mind, maybe davening will become something that is exciting and therefore, since it's exciting, we will happily wait in order to communicate with Hashem every day!
All the best
Avroham Y Ross