Prayer Topic #1:
A Prayer of Preparation for the Fall Feasts
Psalm 19, Leviticus 23:23-44
Reflections of the Heart:
God has appointed times to celebrate with His people. As we make preparations during the Fall Feasts to meet Him, let us reflect on His goodness. Take a retrospective of the past year to repent and also remember the wonderful things He has done for us. Our time under God is NOW!
Our Father, thank You for Your appointed times and seasons. We thank You for demonstrating Your unfailing love towards us. Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the power of the evil one. We are thankful for Your presence in our lives. Great is Your faithfulness; Your mercies begin afresh each day. Lord, the earth is Yours and everything in it. The world and all its people belong to You. You laid the earth’s foundation on the seas and built it on the ocean depths.
Loving Father, by faith, we anticipate the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles to experience Your love, power, and presence. On the day of the Feast of Trumpets, when the trumpets sound, we as a Church Family will assemble together and respond to the call to honor Your faithfulness. During the Day of Atonement, we will afflict our souls with prayer and fasting. We will re-evaluate our lives, repent for our sins, and draw closer to You. As we prepare for these special observances, we will also remember that the blood of goats or calves no longer atones for our sins; but it is the blood of Jesus Christ, who through the eternal Spirit, offered Himself to You to cleanse our consciences from dead works. During the Feast of Tabernacles, we will remember that Christ has become our High Priest over all the good things that have come. He has entered that greater, more perfect Tabernacle in heaven, which was not made by human hands. Jesus Christ, our big brother, has secured our redemption forever.
Father God, please extend Your mercy toward us as we prepare for this consecrated season. During this time, please help us to prepare our hearts and minds in the way that is pleasing to You. Holy Spirit, help us to reflect, repent, and remember. Please help us to slow down during this season and spend quality time with You. Show us what needs to be changed or improved in our lives. Continue to touch our hearts about Your will for our lives. Cause Your peace to settle into our hearts.
I am committed to preparing myself for the Fall Feasts by:
Faithful Father, forgive us for all acts of sinfulness including: idolatry, sorcery, hatred, contentions, jealousies, outbursts of wrath, homosexuality, selfish ambitions, dissensions, heresies, envy, murders, drunkenness, and revelries. Forgive us not spending enough time with You. Forgive those who do not choose to observe Your appointed Feasts. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive; and we will be quick to forgive. (Take a moment and ask the Holy Spirit to reveal names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He reveals, say, “I forgive name of person(s).” Now, trust the Lord to heal any wounds in your soul caused by unforgiveness.)
Holy Spirit, help us all not to yield to temptation but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, there is none like You. You are great and Your Name is full of power. Who would not fear You, O King of the nations? That title belongs to You, alone! Among all the wise people of the earth and in all the kingdoms of the world, there is no one like You. You are the only true and living God and the everlasting King! The whole earth trembles at Your anger and the nations hide before Your wrath. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture References for the Written Text:
Lamentations 3:22-23, Romans 5:8, Leviticus 23:2-4, 24, 23:27, Hebrews 9:11-12, 14, Matthew 6:13, Jeremiah 10:6-7, 10
Today, I will trust God to:
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