Prayer is a conversation between Adonai and humanity. We however, are not in a position to initiate this conversation. For our prayers to be heard, we must first hear him. In Hebrew usage, to hear means not only to listen, but also to obey.
The Book of Proverbs [28:9] teaches,
“He who turns his ear from hearing Torah, even his prayer is an abomination.” Personal prayer is also an occasion to involve one another in our deepest concerns. The Talmud teaches [Bavli Chulin 78a], “Whoever has something happen to him needs to inform many, and the many will beseech mercy on him.”
We shall sanctify your name on earth just as they sanctify it in the heavens above. As it is written by the hand of your prophet, “And one called another and said, Holy, holy, holy is Adonai of armies. The whole world is full of his glory.” Blessed is the glory of Adonai from his place. Isaiah 6:3; Ezekiel 3:12
נקדש את שמך בעולם כשם שמקדשים אותו בשמי מרום, ככתוב על יד נביאך. וקרא זה אל זה ואמר קדוש קדוש קדוש ה' צבאות. מלא כל הארץ כבודו. ברוך בבוד ה' ממקומו.
N-qad-desh et shim-kha ba-o-lam,
o-to bish-me ma-rom,
ka-ka-tuv al yad n-vi-e-kha.
v-qa-ra ze el ze v-a-mar,
qa-dosh qa-dosh qa-dosh
m-lo kol ha-a-retz
Cause our hearts to understand, to discern, to comprehend, to study and to teach, to observe, to act and to fulfill all the words of Your Torah in love… ~ SIDDUR, AHAVAH RABBAH