The next time you’re confronted by difficulties, large or small, remember Rebbe Nachman’s call: “Never despair! Never give up!”
Close your eyes, take a deep breath, and consider your options— because you do have them.
Say a prayer to G-d to help you succeed in this situation He’s put you into.
Even if all the exits seem blocked, use your inner strength to cope with situations you cannot change.
Chaim Kramer, Rebbe Nachman And YOU
Through prayer we have the power to channel G-d’s providence in a way that goes beyond nature. Nature may dictate one thing but prayer has the power to change nature.
Yehoram, king of Israel, said to Gehazi, “Please tell me the great things that Elisha did” (II Kings 8:4), for “Whatever Elisha did, he accomplished through prayer” (Megilah 27a).
Thus prayer, which gives us access to the realm of miracles and providence, the very opposite of nature, is “great.”
Avraham Greenbaum, The Essential Rabbi Nachman
When you raise your voice and to speak to the Creator in your own words, life becomes sweeter, you gain clarity, wisdom, patience, insight, and sweetness in the renewed and expanding awareness that G-d was there listening to your sweet voice your whole life!
Rav Dror, Talk to Him: The Beginners Guide to Finding the Real You (Sparks Book 1)
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When one merits to believe and feel wholeheartedly that G-d is present while you pray and listens to your every word, then you will surely pray with great enthusiasm, and be very careful in directing your words.
But because a person is not fully aware of this, one is not enthusiastic nor precise in one’s prayers.
Rebbe Nachman, Likutei Moharan I: 62
Adapted from Positive Living: The Best of Breslov on Positive Living, by Mohorosh HaKodesh Breslov
If you can pray well, even once, you can uplift all the lost prayers, those prayed without emuna and cleaving to Hashem, that were previously left below. Together, all your prayers will be perfected and rise to the realm of Supernal Desire.
– Tiferes Shlomo, Shabbat Teshuva
From Heart of Prayer: Baal Shem Tov, by Tzvi Meir Cohn
The way you internalize Emunah (faith in Hashem) in your life is by talking to Hashem in your own words a few minutes every day. Take every challenge, every question, every doubt or resentment to Hashem / G-d and talk to him about it for a few minutes.
Hashem will illuminate your life with the light of Emunah.
From Talk to Him: The Beginner’s Guide to Finding the Real You, by Rav Dror
What is the service of the heart? It is prayer (Ta’anit 2a ).
A person should devote one’s full concentration to the words of one’s prayers, so that it should not be said, “They honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me” (Isaiah 29: 13)
Rebbe Nachman, Likutei Moharan I: 49: 2
By Yaakov Shmuel