|Shir HaShirim-Gaining Admittance|
Rav Shmelke commented on, “He looks in through the windows (Song of Songs 2:9).” A poorly dressed men wish to present a petition to the governor, but the doorkeeper refused to admit him. The petitioner then walked to a window of the room where the governor sat, and loudly begged for admittance.
Likewise, our uncleanliness prevents our petitions from being heard by God; but if we open our hearts before offering our prayers, God will grant them entrance. (Shemen haTov, page 26)