By: Zev Porat | October 05, 2017

By: Zev Porat | August 31, 2016

We were praying in Jerusalem seeking the guidance of the Holy Spirit. While praying, an Orthodox Jewish man named David approached Zev and asked: “I noticed you are praying and don’t have a prayer book. Why? You need a prayer book – a Siddur.” Zev explained to David: “I have a relationship with God and pray to God from my heart, not from a religious book.” David insisted that the rabbis teach we must pray through the Siddur if we want our prayers to be heard. Zev explained to David, with love and compassion: “Nowhere in the Bible does it say to pray through the Siddur.” The Bible teaches us in Deuteronomy 6:5 –
“Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.”