Reb Noson explains that there are times that a person can say the entire daily prayers and he can’t salvage even one word.  This can go on for  day, a month or even years.

And then, suddenly, one time he cries out one word from the very depth of his soul and that one word is so powerful it literally saves all the rest of the prayers that were dead until then.  It brings those words of prayer to life.

What if you’re going through a period of time where your davening, your praying, feels like a dry husk? You can’t even concentrate on more than a few words. Or, if you do concentrate you’re not interested in what you’re saying.  Or you’re forcing yourself and pressuring yourself, but nothing’s clicking. Don’t feel down and definitely don’t give up.

Just know that at some point in your life, you will be able to cry out in truth.  It may not be when you’re at a level that you think is spiritually high.  It may actually be when you’re slipping and falling, G-d forbid. You may be on an aliyah, an ascent, you may be in a yerida, a descent, but that doesn’t matter.

Believe that there will be a time when you’ll connect with your prayers so wholeheartedly that you’ll never want to stop talking to Hashem.

May you have a day where your prayers are infused with truth and hope.

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Chaya Rivka Zwolinski

Chaya Rivka in her own words: What do we want? To feel less pain and more optimism. To be happy and lead meaningful lives. This all requires healthy relationships. If we learn, share, and live his teachings, Rebbe Nachman gives us real, practical tools to improve all our relationships—with G-d, with ourselves, and with each other. Chaya Rivka Zwolinski “discovered” Rebbe Nachman in her late thirties and credits his profound wisdom with helping her make a 180 degree-turn in life. She loves sharing Breslov teachings with women in her classes and workshops. Chaya Rivka has written books; writes articles for,,, and numerous other publications; is a consultant to Breslov Research Institute; and is the director of curriculum and program marketing at She lives with her family in Brooklyn, NY.

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