Kitzur Tefilat Amecha #6

[adapted by Rabbi Shmuel Jablon from Rav Aviner's three-volume commentary on the siddur "Tefilat Amecha"]

In Adon Olam we say: "Hashem is my G-d, my living Redeemer." He is concerned with the whole world, of course. But he is also concerned with every single individual person. When we daven, we have to remember that Hashem cares about each and every person. It’s not just that He knows what we are doing, He cares. He loves us and so He wants our Tefillot. "Rock of my pain in time of distress." In times of trouble, He is My Rock. Hashem is there for us - where we are happy or sad. And He wants us to daven to him. And since we know this, we can say: "Hashem is for me, and I will not be afraid."