"The primary purpose of prayer is not to make requests. The primary purpose is to praise, to sing, to chant. Because the essence of prayer is a song, and man cannot live without a song.
Prayer may not save us. But prayer may make us worthy of being saved.” ~Abraham Joshua Heschel
Our prayers are meaningful if they are said with intention and purpose. If they are merely requests for the material, they disappear into the ether.
I Say a Little Prayer (from Promises, Promises) Music by Burt Bacharach; Lyrics by Hal David
**Blog Elul is the brainchild of Rabbi Phyllis Sommer. Her blog and various links can be found at http://imabima.blogspot.com