Think about what you'd rather be - a leaf, a branch or a root. This is a parable about our true source of vitality, one that I tell my grandchildren. I now share it with you on the occasion of my becoming a great-grandfather.
Chassidic Thought and Folklore
Today's 2-minute podcast teaches us the three words that we must engrave on our hearts, for they will rescue us in times of trouble.
On today's podcast (which you can hear below), we mention a prayer that can turn difficulties into diamonds. The prayer, which I had the privilege of composing, is based on a quote from the holy Rebbe Avraham Dov of Avritch, osb"m, aka "The Bat Ayin". He says: "Anyone who believes that all the events in his/her life are the product of Hashem's Divine Providence brings compassion from the Upper World down to this world."
Prayer for Turning Difficulties into Diamonds, composed by Rabbi Lazer Brody:
"Master of the World, I believe with a full and complete belief that my difficulties, troubles and challenges, particularly the one I am facing right now, are from You and a result of Your precision Divine Providence that never makes mistakes, for You are perfection. Although I might not know why I am suffering this difficulty, I believe with full and complete belief that You love me and that You are giving me this challenge for my very best. Please, Father in Heaven, as I willfully accept this tribulation, please willfully accept my prayer for ___________________ (plug in the blank with whatever "diamond" you want to ask for)."
The above prayer really works. To hear how, listen to today's podcast, directly below: