Rosh Hashanah is almost here. On these days, everything will be decided for the coming year: our health, our finances, our relationships, our lives. The big question is, what should we pray for?
G-d knows us better than we know ourselves. We may actually limit ourselves by asking for our specific needs and desires.
For instance, imagine that G-d is the King of the Universe. (oh wait, He is!) He wants to give you $1 million dollars, because He can actually do anything, but in your limited mind, $100,000 is the most money you could realistically imagine yourself making in the next year. By praying for $100,000, you may limit yourself as a vessel for G-d’s blessing. It’s the same with anything else; for instance, praying to date a specific person when someone else might be your bashert or praying that you won’t lose your job when there is a much better job opportunity out there.
The Sages say that when we hear the shofar in shul, we should ask G-d to give us the blessings that we need to be our best, most actualized selves this year. We should say: I want what You want for me this year. In the merit of this bitachon, trust in G-d, we should be written and sealed in the Book of Life for a happy, healthy, successful and sweet new year!