The word t’hilim is the same lashon as the words “tahel or” (“flash forth light”) (Iyov 41:10), because in T’hilim there is only a Great Light. There is no power for din [judgment] to be m’katreig [prosecute]; there is pure rachamim [compassion] and it “sweetens” everything. Therefore, the songs of David HaMelech are called t’hilim, through which it’s possible to work wonders, and there is found no Satan and no bad mishap” (Noam Elimelech, Likutei Shoshanah).

According to the Talmud, “Kol ha’mispaleil b’ad chaveiro v’hu tzarich l’oso davar, hu ne’eneh t’chilah” – One who davens on behalf of his friend and is in a similar situation, he is answered first. As we learn to set aside our own fears and anxiety and say T’hilim for one another, the impact in Shamayim is indelible. Our Sages teach us that there are no t’filos more powerful than those we offer up with –and compassion on behalf of – a Yid who is awaiting a similar y’shuah.

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List of People Who Need a R’fuah Sh’leimah (Please recite Psalms 22, 23, 30, 32, and 38.)

Esther Hadassah bas Devorah

Yaffah bas Monavar

Chein ben Tzionah

Chayah Sarah bas Tziporah Svetta

Shlomo ben Leah

David ben Leila

Ron ben Judith

Mordechai ben Ziesel

Kalman Moshe ben Devorah

John Douglas ben Evelyn Lorraine

Carol bas Rose

Pam bas Clara

Chayah Sheina Chanah bas Itcha

Dinah bas Tziporah

Ezra Refael ben Taoos Miriam

Sally Ronit bas Taoos Miriam

Efrayim ben Leah

Shmuel ben Monavar

Chayah Ayalah bas Tali

Chaim Yehudah ben Leah

Meir Peretz ben Chayah Malkah

Sarah bas Yaffah

Rabbanit Mazal Tov Rira bas Simchah

Isaac ben Dinah

Tinok ben Moriah Temimah

Tzviah bas Sheindel

Chaim Avraham ben Shifrah Ziesel

Yosef Yeshaya ben Rivkah Liba

Eitan Moshe ben Malkah

Eliezer Lipa ben Lifshe

Maayan bas Devorah Hadassah

Chanah bas Shani

Noriel ben Rachel

Reuven Yerachmiel Dov-Ber ben Chayah Rachel

Yitzchak Tuvyah ben Breindel Leah

Samuel Antwi ben Amma-Baadooah