Tools For Fasting: Connections Print

destructionSo you find on a fast day, at the moment when the congregation gathers and the leader approaches the front of the room, that the eyes of all are on their leader. His eyes, in turn, are focused on the Holy One, Blessed is He. When He sees that all eyes are turned towards Him, He listens to the prayers. (Midrash Shocher Tov, Psalms 25)

This Midrash describes the extra power of our prayers on a fast day. It is important to be more careful with our prayers on fast days.