I have a confession. I don’t really like services all the time.
It’s been a hurdle for me in the rabbinate, but I’ve figured out over the years how to find a prayerful moment in services that I lead. It’s harder when I’m a congregant.
That’s not to say that I don’t like prayer. I love when i’m able to have a true prayer moment! But those moments are rare for me–and don’t always come during services.
And yet I keep trying.
And sometimes, it’s through observing the inspiration of others that I’m able to connect, myself. And the more I try, the more successful moments I have. And the longer I lead worship, the easier it is to find at least a moment in each service during which I’m truly able to connect to the Divine in the Universe.
That’ why it’s important to keep praying.