This Shabbat coincides with a not-so-well known holiday, "Tu b'Av," when the single Jewish women used to dance and sing together in the fields (see article #2), hoping to be noticed by their destined souls mate.
(article #1).

Spectacularly, this week's Reading, Vaet'chanan (Deut. 3:23-7:11), contains both the first paragraph of Judaism's primary prayer, Shema Yisrael
(article #7)

AND the repetition of the first formulation of the mitzvahs, The Ten Commandments
(articles # 3,4)

The reading actually opens with Moses' plea to the Al-mighty to allow him to enter the Holy Land (article #5-6), which sets a theme of prayer for the entire reading.