Mishna Berura Summaries

Siman 115 – Atta Chonayn…

  • The first and foremost request of a person during every Shemoneh Esray is to grant us sechel and da’as to abhor evil and to choose goodness. “Hashivaynu” – subdue and lower our high inclinations. “S’lach lonu” – think about the sins themselves. “Refoanu” – heal us so we can be healthy and strong to toil in Torah and keep the mitzvos. “Barech Olaynu” – Hashem should provide our parnasa gently and without anguish, permissibly and not through forbidden means. (MB 1)