Torah & Prayer

Psalms II 9:72: The Torah of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver [coins].

Ethics of the Fathers 1:15: Make the study of Torah your primary pursuit.

Leviticus Rabbah 9:3: The commandment of good manners preceded the Torah.

Jerusalem Talmud, Berachot 5:1: Whoever is occupied with community needs, it is as if he is occupied with the study of Torah.

Ethics of the Fathers 3:2: When two sit together and words of Torah are spoken between them, the Divine Presence rests between them.

Passover Haggadah: The more that one elaborates on the story of the Exodus, the more praiseworthy.

Ethics of the Fathers 6:9: When a person departs from this world, neither his silver, nor gold, nor precious stones, nor pearls accompany him; only his Torah and good deeds.

Yerushalmi Berachot 9:1: See how high the Holy One, blessed be He, is above His world.  Yet a person can enter a synagogue, stand behind a pillar and pray in a whisper and the Holy One, blessed be He, hears his prayer.

Exodus Rabbah 21:4: An angel collects all the prayers offered in the synagogues, weaves them into garlands and puts them on G-d's head.

Pardes Rimonin: Prayer does not ascend according to one's spiritual expertise, but according to the measure of one's soul and its power.

Deuteronomy 6:21-24: You shall say to your child, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and G-d took us...and commanded us to perform all these decrees, to fear the L-rd, out G-d, for our good'...

Ethics of the Fathers 1:2: The world stands on three things: On the Torah, on the service of G-d and on acts of loving-kindness.

Exodus 20:8: Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.

Psalms 25:15: Mine eyes are ever toward the L-rd; for He will bring forth my feet out of the net.

Mussaf Prayer for the Shalosh Regalim: Blessed are You, Hashem, Who sanctifies Israel and the festive season.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:2: Torah study is good together with an occupation, for the exertion of them both makes sin forgotten.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:8: ...the more study the more wisdom...

Proverbs 17:24: Wisdom is before him that hath understanding...

Ma Yedidut Zemer: Six days you shall labor, and on the seventh let us rejoice.

Shema Kolainu Prayer: Hear our voice, Hashem our G-d, pity and be compassionate to us, and accept - with compassion and favor - our prayer...

Morning Blessings: Blessed are You, Hashem, our G-d...Who clothes the naked.

Ethics of the Fathers 3:2: Pray for the welfare of your government, because if people did not fear it, a person would swallow his alive.

Shalom Rav Prayer: May it be good in Your eyes to bless Your people Israel at every time and every hour with Your peace.

Hashiveinu Prayer: Bring us back, our Father, to your Torah...

Ethics of the Fathers 1:12: Be among the disciples of Aaron, loving peace and pursuing peace, loving people, and bringing them closer to the Torah.

Blessing upon seeing a place where miracles occured for Israel: You are blessed, L-rd our G-d, the sovereign of the world, who performed miracles for our ancestors in this place.

Elokai Netzur Prayer: Open my heart to Your Torah, then my soul will pursue Your commandments.

Wayfarer's Prayer: May it be Your will, Hashem...that You lead us toward peace, emplace our footsteps toward peace, guide us toward peace, and make us reach our desired destination for life, gladness, and peace.

Proverbs 3:26: For the L-rd will be thy confidence, and will keep thy foot from being caught.

Shalom Aleichem: May Hashem protect your going and returning, from now to forever.

Chronicles I 29:10: And David blessed Hashem in the presence of the entire congregation...

Proverbs 10:22: The blessing of the L-rd, it maketh rich...

Elecha Hashem Ekra: Listen O L-rd, and be good to me...

Shir Ha'Yichud: ...we shall bless His Name for His kindness endures forever.

Ani Ma'amin: I believe with perfect faith that the Messiah will come; and even though he may take his time, I will expect his arrival each and every day.

Min Ha'Metzar: From my confinement I called to G-d; Hiw wide open space was His reply.

Shema Prayer: Bind them as a sign upon your arm and let them be tefilin between your eyes.

Ethics of the Fathers 4:8: Whoever honors the Torah is himself honored by people...

Avinu Malkeinu Prayer: Our Father, our King, inscribe us in the book of life.

Ethics of the Fathers 2:8: ...one who has gained Torah knowledge, has gained himself the life of the World to Come.

Blessings of the Torah: Blessed are You, Hashem, Who teaches Torah to His people Israel.