prayers of princes

In Tzava'ath HaRivash, the Baal Shem Tov teaches that the angels in the supernal realms are like ministers to the King, HaShem. Just as the minister always fears angering the King, so too the angel lives in fear of angering HaShem. For this reason the angels in shamayim pray very simply before HaShem utteringly only a single passuk or even a single word.

Unlike the ministers of the King, the King's son not only doesn't fear his Father's anger, the son's presence actually calms the King's anger. Therefore it is the Son's responsibility to speak the King's praises at length, because only he can.

We, Bnei Yisrael are called HaShem's children, and so it falls upon us to pray at great length, this brings tremendous happiness to our Father, and much rachamim upon all the world.


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