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Tefilla Halacha

It is brought down to do 2 things before davening:

  1. To give tzedaka (it seems to me to be a “heavier” minhag than the one to give at vehaohsher …milefanecha); and
  2. To be mechavain to fulfill the mitzvah of ve’ahavta lerai’acha kamocho.

The Kitzur Shulchan Aruch explains that this serves to unite k’lal Yisrael…hence, to unite their tefillos…hence, to have a more powerful plea presented to Hakadosh Baruch Hu.