precious sefarim have been distributed for free l’shem Shamayim, to do Kiddush
Hashem. They are intended for everyone to read and learn so that Klal Yisrael
will safeguard and preserve our Torah HaKedosha. Reading this holy work, written
by Eliyahu Hanavi and Moshe Rabbeinu, will guarantee that Am Yisrael’s sanctity
will not wane or diminish.
Really, our goal is to reach a higher level of consciousness, to see everything from the side of Hashem’s Chesed (kindness), Ahava (love), and Malchut (Rulership). Here is a story that illustrates this beautifully:
Once the Noam Elimelech, Rebbe Elimelech of Lizhensk, found himself in a town that was suffering from a terrible plague. He fasted for three days to try to stop the plague, to annul the decree from Shamayim. When he eventually passed out from hunger, the Magid of Mezritch, his Rebbe, came to him in a vision.
The Noam Elimelech asked his Rebbe why there is such a bad situation, this plague. The Magid answered that from his vantage point he could not see clearly, so he had to go up higher in the worlds. So the Magid went up, then came back down, and said that everything seems fine. The Noam Elimelech said, "I do not understand. Things are not good here." The Magid stopped and thought for a while and answered him, "In the World of Truth, we see the bigger picture, that Hashem loves us and that this plague is really part of a much broader plan. But from your point of view, in the middle of the situation, it does not look good at all.”
Then the Noam Elimelech woke from his sleep, now a changed person, realizing that there was a bigger story going on, even though he did not understand it. With that realization he began dancing, and within a few minutes, the whole community started to dance and the Heavenly decree was broken. This all happened because he changed himself.
It is important to know that we are a vessel, a kli, that receives the shefa (energies) of Ohr Ain Sof that Hashem is always sending down to us through the sefirot. The sefirot are like taps, so to speak, which Hashem opens corresponding to whatever state we are in.
This is the reason why the Sefaradim and Chassidim are careful to say it, to remind themselves that when we pray, we are not praying to Hashem to change His mind, to change the situation, or to hold back the situation. We are saying, "I know Hashem does not change and I know that everything Hashem does for us is from love, ahava.”
Instead, I am asking myself to change, and I am learning from the Patach Eliyahu which is telling me that if I know how to pray properly, the right shefa will open up on me and that will change the situation. This is a way that we can understand why the Patach Eliyahu is located before tefilah and why it is so important.
אַנְתְּ הוּא דְּאַפַּקְתְּ עֲשַׂר תִּקּוּנִין, וְקָרִינָן לְהוֹן עֲשַׂר סְפִירָן,
You are the one who brought out and revealed ten tikunim (attributes), and they are called the ten Sefirot, 
לְאַנְהָגָא בְהוֹן עָלְמִין סְתִימִין דְּלָא אִתְגַּלְיָן, וְעָלְמִין דְּאִתְגַּלְיָן.
And with them, the Ten Sefirot, you hide yourself from people, and You are the One who ties them together and unites them.
it is considered as if he made a separation within You. 
And these Ten Sefirot, they go in their order: One is long, and one is short and one is in the middle.
And You are the One who directs them, and there is no one who directs You, not above in the upper realms and not below in the lower realm and not from any side.
And this name waters the tree with its arms and branches, like a tree which grows and develops through that watering.
לעילוי נשמת משה בן שרה הכהן