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I recently came across the Tehilim HaChida which is the entire Tehilim with the Pesukim rearranged in the order of the Aleph Bais by first letter. From the introduction it seems like it is a special way to pray for someone who is sick or for other issues. Is this practiced anywhere in current times? If not why not?

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Here's a website where you can print out Tehillim in the order of Aleph Bet for a name you want to say Tehillim for. So that's at least one place it is practiced.

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The website is a place? –  Double AA Aug 26 '12 at 22:56
    
@DoubleAA: In the sense of "this practiced anywhere in current times?" . although I could probably chosen a better word –  Menachem Aug 27 '12 at 2:09
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It is used by some for a refuah shelaima to use the persons name as a guide for saying tehillim ,it is brought down in Avodas Hakodesh L'Chida.

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Are you trying to prove that people use it from a work by the same author? If so, I think the question was looking for later sources saying it was accepted by some group and actually used. –  Double AA Apr 27 '12 at 18:02
    
The idea of shimush tehillim goes way back (Teshuvas HaRashba 413) some use it and some prohibit it(Rambam AC 11:12,Shulchan Aruch YD 179:10). –  sam Apr 27 '12 at 18:36
    
sam, But the question wasn't about Tehillim in general. It was about this specific form of it. –  Double AA Apr 27 '12 at 18:44
    
Yes which is a form of shimush some will use it and some won't just like segulos. –  sam Apr 27 '12 at 18:46
    
sam, Do you have a source that anyone uses this form of shimush? –  Double AA Apr 27 '12 at 18:48
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