Holy Father, we thank You for bringing us through the journey of the past year. We thank You for giving us a hope and a future. Thank You for redeeming our souls through the Blood of Jesus. Thank You for new beginnings and Your redemptive power at work in us through the Holy Spirit. Together, as the Body of Christ, we rejoice in the celebration of the Feast of Trumpets. Be exalted, O God, above the highest heavens! May Your glory shine over all the earth. Our hearts are confident in You, Father. No wonder we can sing Your praises! We will thank You, Lord, among all the people. We will sing Your praises among the nations, for Your unfailing love is as high as the heavens. Your faithfulness reaches to the clouds.
Majestic Father, we are grateful to enter into this season humbly and soberly. We understand that only those whose hands and hearts are pure, who do not worship idols, and who never tell lies, can stand in Your holy presence. We thank You for making us holy, blameless, and above reproach through Jesus Christ. It is through His blood, our hearts are made pure and our hands are made clean. Therefore, we decree that we stand together in deep appreciation for the gift of Your grace. We know that our righteousness was not secured by the good things we’ve done. We cannot boast or take any credit, Jesus, You are the source of our redemption. We will use this time during this season to examine ourselves to see if our faith is genuine. As part of the Feast of Trumpets, You have directed us to reconcile with persons who may have wronged us during the past year. We commit to mending our relationships. Father, You have begun a good work in us and we are confident that You will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.
As I review the past year (Sept. 2014 – Sept. 2015), I am thankful for:
Father, this year I commit to reconcile with (List the names of those who may have wronged you):
Holy Spirit, lead those in the Body of Christ who still do not celebrate the feasts into a deeper revelation of the blessing in obeying the Father’s commandments. Remind us all of the Lord’s goodness and faithfulness to us and to our families throughout the past year. While we observe the Feast of Trumpets, alert us to anything that may be keeping us from experiencing true intimacy with You. Teach us to search for the Lord and for His strength; to continually seek Him. Help us to remember the wonders He has performed, His miracles, and the rulings He has given. Give us a strong conviction about the kind of example we are setting for our children as we begin the new year.
Our Father, forgive us for our past sins. Forgive us for offering sacrifices, rather than obedience. Forgive those who continue to hold onto grudges and past offenses by refusing to reconcile and move on with their lives. Please forgive the Body of Christ for rejecting Your Feasts during the early centuries of the Christian faith. Forgive us for not acknowledging You in all our ways and for leaning to our own understanding. 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. We will not take past offenses into the new year. 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.
Sovereign Lord, You are great and most worthy of praise! You are to be feared above all gods. The gods of other nations are mere idols, but You made the heavens. Honor and majesty surround You. Strength and joy fill Your dwelling. Let the whole world fear You and let everyone stand in awe of You. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.