Never hesitate to pray for those in need, even if it is just uttering an on-the-spot request.

Prayer is clearly an essential part of the process of seeking repentance. In order to truly succeed in this quest, there is a critical element to include to improve the chances of success. That would be humility.

To learn more, read this illuminating analysis entitled: “The Essential Ingredient for Repentance and Prayer–Humility” from Rabbi Ephraim Z. Buchwald’s Torah message for Tazria-Metzorah 5772-2012. Out of respect for Shabbat, please consider printing it on Friday afternoon if you plan to read it on Shabbat.