Wednesday, December 21, 2016

The Tfilla Of The Morning

לזכות ידיד נפשי ר' שמואל צבי בן ר' דוד עקיבא ומשפחתו לברכה והצלחה בכל מעשי ידיו

"ה' בקר תשמע קולי בקר אערך לך ואצפה"

Hashem in the morning hear my voice, in the morning I will prepare myself for you and I anticipate. [Tehillim 5/4]

The best time to daven is first thing in the morning, before doing anything else. That is the halacha and it shows what is most important and what the foundation of your day is going to be. Morning is a time of chesed. להגיד בבוקר חסדך - In the morning we talk about your chesed.

We must "prepare" because at night we were submerged in a deep slumber so we have to make sure that we are sufficiently awake to daven properly [see Ayn Ayah Brachos p.27] 

In the morning all of creation returns to its source and point of departure. The mystical soul of the Jewish People - Knesses Yisrael - returns to its source, namely ה' מקור ישראל [see Tehillim 68/27] and then their true voice is heard, that all they care about is Hashem alone. As a result, Hashem opens up his wellsprings of the secrets of creation and existence. We then merit to appreciate the value of holiness and with that we serve Hashem and anticipate more revelations.