If you do a tashlumim shmoneh esrei do you say Hashem sefatai tiftach again?

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The Maran in O Ch 111 (2) says that the Sheliach Tzibbur must repeat "Hashem Sefatai etc.," aloud in his repetition of the Amidah. MB[10] says it should be said quietly. Both agree that it has to be said.

The Israel Koschitzky Virtual Beit Midrash says

"Hashem Sefatai," despite being outside the textual framework of the berakhot, is not merely an introduction to prayer, but an integral part of prayer itself. The Shemona Esrei BEGINS with "Hashem sefatai."

It seems therefore that whenever we say Shemona Esrei we should begin with "Hashem sefatai etc.," This would include tashlumim.

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    See the Yaaros Devash Drash 1 elul about the importance of it
    – sam
    Aug 13, 2014 at 16:30
  • +1, I guess, but I strongly suspect someone speaks directly about the pasuk in tashlumin. In fact, I have a vague recollection that Kitzur Shulchan Aruch does.
    – msh210
    Aug 18, 2014 at 18:40
  • @msh210 I would be interested to see it. Aug 18, 2014 at 19:24

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