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Can I say tehillim if I don't daven?

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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 1:25 pm
I am always talking in my own words to H', but formal tefillah has always been very hard for me. Some days I don't daven at all, even forgetting to say brachos. I do try to bring more davening into my life, but then it falls away.
I was thinking about taking on saying daily tehillim and/or nishmas. But what is holding me back is the internal voice that is telling me that if I don't daven proper davening daily why should I do the "extra" davening.
I know I should do both, but in reality maybe tehillim or nishmas that can be at any time of day anywhere would be easier for me. But it feels so hypocritical.
I would love any insight and thoughts. Thank you
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 1:41 pm
Of course you can say tehillim. But do say birchot hatorah first.
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 1:48 pm
I don't think you have to daven in order to be able to say tehillim. Each has value on their own.
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 2:23 pm
You can definitely work tehillim into your day if you are moved to do so. I love the way you speak directly to Hashem, and I have confidence that you say everything with kavanah. This inspires me to dialogue more with Hashem.
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 2:46 pm
For women some hold a personal ask to Hashem is praying
Maybe you can do shema before tehilim
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 2:52 pm
100% yes. Davening and tehillim are two separate things and if tehillim feels like your connection to Hashem, you should definitely use it.
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Post Thu, May 30 2024, 2:53 pm
eyima wrote:

I know I should do both, but in reality maybe tehillim or nishmas that can be at any time of day anywhere would be easier for me.

Bedieved bedieved, I learned you can say birchos hashachar all day long. AYLOR.
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Brit in Israel


Post Thu, May 30 2024, 3:09 pm
Each tefillah is on its own.
Hashem will accept each one regardless if you did or didn't say the others.
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