Kitzur Tefilat Amecha #17

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

At the end of the morning Berachot and the recitation of the korbanot, we ask Hashem to rebuild the Beit Ha-Mikdash where we will offer Him our korbanot again. And we ask Him to do this quickly and in our days. This is our highest hope, because having the Beit Ha-Mikdash will mean we have the Mashiach, and we will be able to get as close to Hashem as anyone can get in this world. So we ask for this to be done in our days as we want to have this wonderful experience in our lives. We don’t want this to be just a theory. We want this to be a fact in our lives. So today we have to live our lives in a way that will bring us closer to having Mashiach and the Beit Ha-Mikdash.