Prayer Topic #1:
A Spring Feasts Preparation Prayer
Nehemiah 9:5-15, Exodus 12:1-20
Reflections of the Heart:
As we prepare for the Spring Feasts, let us treasure the Lord’s appointed times, given to us. Let us pray with sincere gratitude and joyful expectation of more abundant life in Christ Jesus. All praises and glory be to God, our Heavenly Father, for His goodness and mercy toward us!
Blessed Father, we thank You for including us in the promises You made to the children of Abraham. We marvel at Your great love and grace toward us. Thank You for the privilege to observe the festivals that You decreed as a permanent law. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for becoming the perfect sacrifice for our sins. You have caused all things to come together just as the Father planned. You are most deserving of our highest praise and adoration. Because of Your unfailing love, we can enter Your house. We will worship at Your Temple with deepest awe.
Holy Father, as we gather together during this Spring Feasts season, it is our desire to prepare ourselves to meet with You at this consecrated time to celebrate the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread and the Feast of First Fruits, and the Feast of Pentecost. We will examine ourselves and confess our sins. We declare that we and our families will serve You alone. We will carefully examine our own homes and lives, and we vow to rid them of every unclean thing. We declare that we will remove all yeast from our homes as we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread. As a Church Family, we will celebrate these holy feasts to honor You, Father God, bringing our voluntary offerings in proportion to the blessings we have received from You.
These are the things I will do to prepare for the Spring Feasts:
Holy Spirit, give us Your divine instruction and guidance. Show us the portions of God’s Holy Word that teach us how to prepare for the Spring Feasts. Help us all to make thankfulness our sacrifice to God, and to keep the vows we have made to the Most High. Show us any hidden places of the heart that need to be cleansed of sin or idolatry. Lord, bless our families and draw us closer to You and to one another. May we always keep You and Your Kingdom first in all that we do. Father, meet with us as we celebrate the Spring Feasts to honor You. We are excited about spending this anointed time with You, and we expect to see Your glory manifest among us!
Gracious Father, have mercy upon us forgive us for our stubborn reluctance and for clinging to our old traditions instead of following Your divine precepts. Forgive those who choose not to celebrate Your holy festivals or those who are unwilling to bring offerings to You. Lord, forgive me for (list any sins that you have committed). Holy Spirit, remind us all of those we need to forgive and help us to be quick to forgive. As for me, Holy Spirit, bring to my remembrance those I need 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 them, 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.
Eternal Father, there is no one like, You, the God of Israel. You ride across the heavens to help us, across the skies in majestic splendor. Praise be to Jesus, King of kings and Lord of lords! We will remember the things You have done in the past, for You alone are God. You are God, and there is no one like You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen!
Scripture References for the Written Text:
Psalm 5:7, II Corinthians 13:5, Psalm 32:5, Joshua 24:15, Deuteronomy 16:10, Psalm 50:14, Matthew 6:13, Deuteronomy 33:26, Revelation 19:16, Isaiah 46:9