Answer: We are learning how to tune ourselves. In reality, the only thing that exists is a person’s desire and how he tunes that desire toward correction, that is, the Light that Reforms.
In order to come closer to the Light, we must unite with each other. Also, if we understand that we must unite despite our egoism, then we ask that the Light unite us. Therein lies the entire method.
The most important thing is to keep the intention. Your appeal to the Light is for the Light to affect you, and that’s the only true prayer. If you study and carry out all actions with only one goal, which is to come to a true prayer, then these will be the most effective actions.
This will mean that either you already possess the correct intention or that you’re preparing yourself for this prayer or appeal. The only formula by which we should act is to ask for the Light that Reforms, which will help us obtain the quality of bestowal and give pleasure to the Creator.
Each person must strive to make a single, homogenous body out of the group, without any distinctions between its parts, and try to feel the friends as a single organism. This will be one’s personal prayer. When these individual prayers connect, they will be on a higher level, a level of connected intentions where a mutual prayer is formed.
From the 2nd part of the Daily Kabbalah Lesson 8/28/12, The Zohar