Updated: Feb 1, 2021
Prayer to be saved from suffering
From the book Tana D’vei Eliyahu Rabbah
One important aspect of healing suffering and preventing it, is to praise Hashem and acknolwedge his good judgment. When we do that, we bring the judgment back to its source, and sweeten it, bringing blessing to all Creation.
This is the prayer:
Master of the universe, it’s written in your Torah:
“Because you did not serve God your Lord with happiness and a good heart, with all your might. And you shall serve your enemies whom your God will send to you with hunger and thirst, naked and lacking everything, and He shall give an iron yoke on your neck until he will destroy you.”
Therefore, may the great and holy King be blessed and praised, for He is the life and sustenance of each and every the world, blessed be He and His name forever and ever until the end of time, for giving me life in this world and not destroyed mefrom the Earth.
And so was King David wont to say: Had it not been for the words of your Torah that pleased me when suffering came, I’d have already uprooted myself from the world, as it’s written:
“Had your Torah not been my wonder, I’d havealready perished in my poverty.”
This article was written and published in the zechut of all Emuna Builder Partners. May they have complete emuna and continue in spreading emuna!