HEBREW WORD FOR PRAYER & USE OF THE LAMED
Hebrew language is spiritual and packed with so much meaning.
When a Hebrew scroll is prepared, it must go through many
rules and guidelines itself to be a kosher scroll. The ink
must be kosher and the entire scroll eatable. After these
standards the scribe now has his rules in copying it. One
of the first rules of preparing the scroll is to cut or score
43 horizontal lines on the parchment with a stylus/ruler called
a sargel (Yemenite Jews use 51 lines).
The first line is used only as a guideline and the following
42 lines are for the Torah text. Also important to know is
that the letters being written are suspended from the lines,
not written on them (as in other cultures). Each letter also
has it's own proper place, direction, etc.. The Yod is the
only letter that floats all by itself under the line symbolizing
a dove (Holy Spirit). There is only ONE LETTER that ascends
above the writing line (symbolizing heaven) which is the Lamed
of the 22 natural letters (without counting
sofit letters) there is only ONE LETTER that descends
below the writing line which is the Qof ()
sometimes symbolizing the earth and sometimes below the earth.
I first started to understand the Lamed, it was an eye opener
to me of just how visual Hebrew actually is!
I looked at more and more ancient Hebrew scrolls and manuscripts,
I began to notice something that caused me to dig deeper into
the meaning and understanding of the Lamed. I began to notice
that not only was it ascending above the line and moving towards
the heavens, it was looking much like smoke or incense. Notice
here where the tip of the Lamed moves off to the side and
moves up into the line above and around the sofit Tsade.
below the smoke and incense rising up and disappearing at
the top of the pages as a sweet smelling savor to God.
are many more spiritual witnesses on this topic:
First lets have a look at scripture.
Old testament teaching about sacrifices always included God's
approval by smell. The first place we find this in scripture
is Abel's offering to the Lord in Genesis 4:4 where he brought
of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof.
We know that the FAT always belongs to the Lord. In Leviticus
chapter three, beginning with the first verse it explains
the spotless offering.
verse 16 we learn:
USE OF THE LAMED IN PRAYER
now having a good understanding on how our prayers are like
smoke and incense rising to heaven, lets have a look at the
Hebrew word for PRAYER (Palal)
The letter Pey in Hebrew, is also a word. It is the word mouth.
If you want to say mouth in Hebrew, you say "Pey".
ancient picture for the letter Pey is a picture of a mouth
with the Lamed's we see the incense rising to heaven!
house shall be called a house of Prayer, Praise and Learning!
All three of these go to heaven (see later
how the Lamed himself goes to heaven too)
Noteworthy is the fact that the Lamed is also
a Hebrew word!
It means Learn;teach;teacher
in Hebrew is Halal which also ascends to heaven
Let my prayer be set forth before thee as incense; and
the lifting up of my hands as the evening sacrifice
ancient pictograph for the Hebrew letter Hey is:
man lifting his hands as the evening sacrifice, and the odours
smelled a sweet savour (Genesis 8:21) Also if you spell
out Adam in Hebrew: You get met palal a man that
prays or a praying man). (messiah is the second
Adam / intercessor)
is spelled with the letters Aleph-Dalet-Mem: However,
now spell out the words aleph, dalet and mem and
after spelling Adam (circled above) you are left with:
which is met (man) palal (praying) only with the mouth (pey)
between the Lameds picturing the pictograph of the praying
Visualize above the two Lamed's as the hands being lifted
into the air and the pey as the mouth and you will see:
Take note also that that the same letter Pey is used for "face".
So, we can even more easily and visually see the face in the
middle and the two arms raising in the air in prayer and praise.
I received this revelation on a shabbat many years ago. I
was praying in the morning and after gathering all of my dreams
and words from the Lord. I sincerely asked Him to "teach
me" something that day.
We were directed to an Indonesian prayer service that afternoon
and it was sweet!
We were sitting around in a circle of chairs. A person was
playing a guitar as we all worshiped. There were breaks in
between with awesome prayer and singing in the spirit. There
was a woman across the way that had lifted her hands in the
air in worship.
The Lord whispered in my ear and asked me to lift one of my
hands into the air.
I whined and sighed inside while saying: "but I don't
want to". I had thought while complaining to the Lord:
"they might think that I am lifting my hand because the
lady across from me lifted her hands". OK, so no one
is "that perfect" right? I will take the hit in
this testimony, because of what happened next!
God spoke to me "did you say this morning that you wanted
to learn something?".
I conceded and slowly lifted my left arm into the air (and
rested my right hand in the center of my chest). Then He spoke
again: Now, take your right hand and place it on your elbow,
and lift your arm higher.
I obeyed (shema), my head flooded with pictures and revelation.
I noticed that my hand and arm pictured the lamed as it rose
up above the line. I saw Moses having his arms held up during
battle and understood messiah being lifted until His enemies
are made his footstool. The serpent being lifted up in the
wilderness and as you can see from this page already, so much,
Much, MUCH more! It keeps growing even today!
ARE THERE TWO LAMEDS IN THE HEBREW WORD
After learning this step, I had to question God.
I told Him that it did not make sense to me. Why two lameds?
I told Him, there only needs to be one!
I explained: I open my mouth in prayer; the smoke goes to
heaven. (see: only one lamed was needed, only one puff of
smoke) - ALL DONE!
He spoke to me and said "look it up". I looked it
up at www.2letterlookup.com
and put in
(lamed-lamed). Noteworthy is the fact that only one word comes
up that begins with two lameds and this is the Hebrew word
[luwl] which literally means LOOP.
Also interesting is the fact that besides this only two possible
weak verbs (not beginning with two lameds) comes up (yalal
which both end with two lameds (and both also relate to our
the Vav is used with a vowel shurek (spirit filled perfect
here), being a connector or intercessor (between the Lameds).
the reason for not only having one lamed in the Hebrew word
Palal (prayer). Because He answers and communicates by the
spirit (a real thing) and a loop as seen in Romans chapter
eight where he makes intercession for us.
From the above, you can see a picture of messiah in heaven
interceding for us, only now that you have come this far in
UNDERSTANDING, lets see even more!
A TESTIMONY OF THE LAMED THAT IS
SITTING AT THE RIGHT HAND OF GOD MAKING INTERCESSION FOR US
Once years ago I was tutoring a Jehovah's Witness
woman in Hebrew. She was learning so fast, it was impressive
and truly amazing. She was reciting so well, but with only
one glitch. Each time she would recite, she would skip over
I had taught her many spiritual revelations, one of which
was the make up and construction of the Lamed. The Lamed is
made of a Kaf and a Vav. This pictures a man standing on a
wing or palm of a hand (a wing in ancient proto-semitic
and palm of hand in Hebrew fonts) and being lifted
to Heaven. The Lamed is the only letter that rises above the
writing line and teaches an allegory of rising to the heavenly.
day after some direction from the Lord, I was able to help
I asked her Who is the Lamed? She answered, after thinking
for a minute:Jesus. I said very good! Now, don't
forget the Lamed!
almost a year after she still said taking a breath before
reciting: I will not forget the Lamed.
was my word for her, but one day it brought me a revelation.
It just came to me one day. Let me first tell you that I thought
that I would never in my lifetime ever use Psalm 110:1 with
a Jewish unbeliever! Some Christians might feel smart using
it because 2000 years ago messiah quoted it in Luke 20:42
to some Jewish scribes. However, the point here is that they
are now ready and waiting for the question and they have had
about 2000 years to think about it. In fact, they might even
think something like: That's all you got after 2000 years?
What, nothing new?
I had just got a revelation that morning and later that evening
went to a function and somehow, kind of accidentally
found myself sitting next to a retired rabbi. We talked for
hours and really had a good time. However I found myself having
to reveal my new understanding, which did make him think (and
I know after that night will never be the same for either
one point it just fit into the conversation. I asked what
about Psalm 110? He quickly answered, oh, that is a
I said yes, I know, but did you ever notice that here in Psalm
110 that Adoni uses Lamed as a prefix? (La-adoni) He answered,
yes, so, 'to' the Lord...and very common. I got
to share that while the prefix may be common, the use of it
with Adoni was not so common being only 14 times in the entire
Tanakh. And then I got to ask him and who is
now for you: We know that Lamed is a prefix meaning to,
but there is also a picture in the construction of the letter
Lamed itself. This is because rabbis in many places teach
that The letter Vav is a Man. They also teach that the letter
Kaf is a hand (palm of a hand) and in ancient Hebrew hieroglyphics
Rabbis also teach that anything that goes above the Hebrew
writing line, goes to Heaven. The Lamed is made up of a Kaf
(wing) with a Vav (man) standing on it! The Lamed is the only
letter that goes above the Hebrew writing line.
pictures a man being lifted to heaven.
In the verse:
Psalm of David. Jehovah saith unto my Lord, Sit thou at my
right hand, Until I make thine enemies thy footstool"
(Psalms 110:1 [ASV])
here that in Hebrew the word is not just the regular
word for Lord
but it uses the prefix
attached to the word Lord/Adoni
So what we see if we look at it pictorially is a man that
has been lifted to heaven, here called Lord or now understood
with the prefix as the risen Lord.
We can now have the understanding that HaShem said to the
man that was lifted to heaven, sit here until I make your
enemies your footstool.
is in heaven right now, waiting until his enemies are made
do you think this is? Who fits this picture?
you learn more about how Hebrew is written, you will see that
this is much more then mere coincidence.
You can also check
out this section in my Prophecy in the Aleph-Bet
section where this information is duplicated with more added
information towards the bottom.
Please check back to this page as I will add
more on this topic soon