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This series of miraculous events is recorded in the biblical Scroll of Esther, and commemorated each year on the holiday of Purim.
The first recorded prayer in Jewish history is that of the Patriarch Abraham. If, as part of our prayers, we admit the wrongs we have done, sincerely regret them, and commit ourselves not to repeat them, then we may indeed be deserving.
He sought justice for the people of Sodom and pleaded with God to spare them ( -33). We therefore do not make our requests on the basis of what we are, but on the basis of what we will be.
Whenever you find yourself about to quarrel with another person, ask yourself, "What goals do we have in common?
" This way of looking at the situation will make it easier for you to find a solution that will be satisfactory to both , which means "to seek justice." Prayer should therefore be an activity whereby one seeks justice.