The Power of our Chaburah!- B'H!
"A ladder was standing on the ground.1
" Prayer is the ladder that connects souls and G-dhood.
And although it stands "...on the ground,"
the start of davening being no more
than acknowledgement, yet "its top2
reaches the Heavens"3 - a state of total bitul,
But one reaches this level through
the prior attainment of comprehension
and understanding4 inherent in
p'sukei d'zimra,5 in the
b'rachot of sh'ma and in sh'ma proper.