O dear God,
how I want
to pray,
but the distraction
are never-ending.
help me overcome them.
Help me be
wholly focused.
For once
help me pray
only true,
totally heartfelt words
dear God.

("Likutey Moharan" 1:30)

Excerpted from "The Gentle Weapon: Timeless Wisdom from the Teachings of the Hasidic Master Rebbe Nachman of Breslove" Adapted by Moshe Mykoff & S.C. Mizrahi with the Breslov Research Institute. Used by permission of the publisher, Jewish Lights Publishing.

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