Pray with joy not tears

Most people assume that true prayer requires praying with tears streaming down their faces. People are concerned that if they don’t succeed in crying, their prayers aren’t sincere enough. True the Gemara teaches us that the gates of tears are never locked. However Rebbe Natan of Breslev teaches that prayer with joy surpasses prayer with tears. As it says ‘Worship the L-rd with gladness’ (Tehillim 100).

Rabbi Arush, Garden of Gratitude,

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