One of the most powerful means of connecting to God is prayer, and perhaps the most prevalent form of prayer is the Bracha (blessing). Brachot are recited numerous times each day, in many different situations, to remind us Who is ultimately the Source of all blessing. Moreover, Brachot articulate our ability to build a relationship with God through performing mitzvot. In a deeper sense, Brachot instigate heavenly benevolence to descend upon the universe, thereby sustaining all of creation. This shiur will explore the nature and purpose of Brachot, the Amen response, and how Brachot can help revolutionize our spiritual growth.