(5) You will be betrothed to me forever – וארשתיך לי לעולם

“You will be betrothed to me forever.” (Hoshea 2:28)

G-d attaches Himself to a holy marital union. The radiant face of the bride is covered and hidden from public exposure at the high moment of the marriage ceremony (the “chuppah”). This awesome moment is the most opportune time for prayer.