The Disappointment Prayer

The Disappointment Prayer

I read this Disappointment Prayer in Garden of Gratitude by Rabbi Shalom Arush (one of my favorite books of all time). My teacher, Rabbi Nivin, coined a great phrase: refrigerator Torah. When there is a teaching he considers so important that we should tape it to our fridge so that we see it several times a day, he deems it “Refrigerator Torah.” And that’s where i think the Disappointment Prayer belongs as well:)

Master of the World, I wanted it to be one way, but I see that Your will is different.

I accept Your will, and thank You for the change in plans…

For it is surely–as always–the absolute best for me.

–Taken from The Garden of Gratitude by Rabbi Shalom Arush


  1. I love that quote about refrigerator Torah – going to start my own collection right now!

  2. Oh how I LOVE that prayer – onto my fridge it goes!!!

  3. I have been having a real spiritual and emuna downer in the last year, so I am going to work on fully internalizing the first line of that prayer. It’s the most realistic part for me, and I hope that the rest will follow.
    Refrigerator worthy, definitely!

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