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"Our prayers for mercy"


All of our prayers for mercy on Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur are captured in the phrase: 

"Our Father our King, be gracious to us and answer us though we have no merits. Deal charitably and kindly with us and save us."(Avinu Malkenu)

I possess nothing.

I have nothing to give in exchange. 

We are not equal.

And this is why I appeal to Your mercy.

–Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz

From The Seven Lights, p.257, by Rabbi Adin Steinsaltz