April 21, 2009

How God Prays

"Rabbi Nachman of Bratslav said that God studies Torah three hours a day. The Talmud notes that God prays, and puts on phylacteries*. What does God pray? 'May it be my will that my mercy overcome my anger.'"
-- Annie Dillard, For the Time Being

*leather thongs, wrapped around the forehead and left arm, to which are attached small leather boxes containing passages from Exodus and Deuteronomy, worn during weekday morning prayer

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