October 3: A Feast of Tabernacles Prayer for Our Communities
Abba Father, we thank You for calling us to worship You and bring You gifts during the Feast of Tabernacles. Thank You, Jesus, for teaching us God’s Word as You taught the Israelites at the Temple in Jerusalem during the Festival of Tabernacles. Holy Spirit, we thank You for bringing God’s Word to our remembrance which tells us to celebrate this special Feast each year from generation to generation. O God, You are our God; we earnestly search for You. Your unfailing love is better than life itself; how we praise You! We will praise You as long as we live, lifting up our hands to You in prayer. You satisfy us more than the richest feast. We will praise You with songs of joy.
Glorious Father, the Feast of Tabernacles belongs to You and tonight we will appear before You, O Lord our God, with our special gifts. Lord, we joyfully declare that this festival is a happy time of celebration. We celebrate this festival to honor You, Lord, because You have blessed us with bountiful harvests and have given us success in all our work. Today, we remember that You brought the children of Israel out of Egypt and had them live in temporary shelters, as we give thanks that Jesus Christ has become our permanent shelter. We are so grateful for Your presence, anointing, healing, power, joy, peace, and love.
Faithful Father, we pray for Your provision of both the time and the resources to continue celebrating this festival in a way that will be pleasing to You. Holy Spirit, speak to our hearts concerning the special gifts we are giving to the Lord. Help us to be grateful for God’s bountiful provision of all that we need so we may be generous in our giving. Lord, bless our joyous time together as a Church Family on tonight.
Holy Father, forgive our sins. Forgive those of us for being slow or reluctant to be grateful for the many blessings You have bestowed upon us. Forgive those who have been disobedient to Your Word by failing to celebrate the Feast of Tabernacles with joy and gratitude. Forgive those who were able to bring their special offerings during this special time tonight, but fail to do so. 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 show you names or faces of people that you may need to forgive. As He shows you, say aloud, “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 to not yield to temptation; but deliver us from the evil one.
Lord, You are King! Let the nations tremble! You sit on Your throne between the cherubim. Let the whole earth quake! You sit in majesty in Jerusalem, exalted above all the nations. Let them praise Your great and awesome Name. Your Name is holy! Mighty King, lover of justice, You have established fairness. You have acted with justice and righteousness throughout Israel. We exalt You, Lord our God! We bow low before Your feet, for You are holy! In Jesus’ Name, Amen!