A Prayer of Preparation for the Spring Feasts
Reflections of the Heart:
The Spring Feasts teaches us about God’s plan for humankind and how He powerfully intervenes in human affairs! “Behold, the tabernacle of God is with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them and be their God.” Revelation 21:3
Amazing Father, we thank You for the Passover, the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits and Pentecost. Thank You for celebrating with us during these special appointed times. Thank You for drawing us into a more intimate relationship with You through these feasts. They have been a blessing to our Church Family throughout the years. We, Your Godly children, sing songs of joy to You. We will sing a new song of praise to You and play skillfully on the harp. Your Word, Lord, holds true and we can trust everything that You do. You love whatever is just and good; Your unfailing love fills the earth. We put our hope in You, Lord. You are our help and our shield. In You do our hearts rejoice, for we trust in Your holy Name. Let Your unfailing love surround us, Lord, for our hope is in You alone.
Holy Father, You rescued Your chosen people, the Israelites, from slavery in Egypt and declared them to be Your own people. You have not changed. Abba Father, You continue to rescue humanity from the bondage of sin and death through the resurrection and ascension of Your Son, Jesus Christ. As we come together during the Spring Feasts Season, we will prepare ourselves to meet with You to celebrate the Passover, the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Firstfruits and Pentecost. We will examine ourselves and confess our sins to You. We will turn away from sin and recommit our lives to You. We will carefully examine our homes and lives to be certain that there is nothing that would interfere with our relationship with You. We will examine the T.V. shows we watch, the music we listen to, the games we play, the books and magazines we read and the conversations we discuss.
These are the things I will do in preparation for the Spring Feasts:
As we search the Scriptures, Holy Spirit, lead us to the portions of God’s Word which will instruct us in preparing for the Spring Feasts. Bring to our remembrance areas in our lives that need to be transformed in order to be cleansed of sin or idolatry. Point out things in our homes that need to be removed or changed. Help us to develop a greater appreciation for the blessings the Father has given us. Help us to always count our blessings every day and to be thankful. Help us to share this wonderful time with our friends and family members and use it as a tool to witness Your love and salvation to the lost.
Redeeming Father, forgive us corporately and individually for our sins. Forgive us for holding on to our old ways and for being reluctant to participate in Your Feasts. Forgive those who choose not to celebrate Your festivals or those who are unwilling to bring offerings to You. Forgive us for being timid and afraid to share the information about Your festivals with our friends, family members and co-workers. 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.
Almighty King, You created the heavens and stretched them out. You created the earth and everything in it. You give breath to everyone, life to everyone who walks the earth. You alone are the Lord! You will not give Your glory to anyone else, nor will You share Your praise with carved idols. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Today, I will trust God to:
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