September 1: A Prayer of Preparation for the Fall Feasts

Our Father, we thank You for demonstrating Your loving-kindness and tender mercies towards us.  Thank You for sending Your Son, Jesus Christ, to redeem us from the power of the evil one.  Thank You for Your appointed times and seasons.  We are thankful for Your presence in our lives. 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.

Omniscient Father, we know that there is a season for everything.  There is a time for every purpose under heaven. As the Body of Christ, we make our declaration to celebrate the Fall Feasts and spend time with You.  We declare that the Feast of Trumpets, the Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles are Your appointed times and we will observe them. By faith, we expect to experience Your love, power, and presence in the New Year.  On the day of the Feast of Trumpets, when the trumpets sound, we will assemble together and respond to the call to honor Your faithfulness.  During the High Holy Days and on 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.  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.  Hallel YAH!


Holy Spirit, help me to prepare for the Fall Feasts by:



Holy Spirit, help us to reflect, repent, reconcile, remember, and rejoice.  Cause the mind of Christ to be in us.  Show us how to celebrate our Father God during the Fall Feasts.  What can we do and say to show our love and make You happy?  You continue to bless us over and over.  How can we bless You?  Show us what it is that pleases You.  Please help us to slow down during this month of September to spend quality time with You.  Reveal to us what needs to be changed or improved in our lives.  Help us to mend broken relationships.  Continue to touch our hearts about the Father’s will for our lives.  Cause Your peace to settle into our hearts.  


Today, I will trust the Lord and work to change:



Compassionate 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 for not always obeying Your Word and 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 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 the only true God.  You are the living God and the everlasting King!  The whole earth trembles at Your anger and the nations cannot stand up to Your wrath.  In Jesus’ Name, Amen

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