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April 15: A Prayer of Preparation for the Spring Feasts

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Holy 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 setting appointed times during this season to allow us to observe the festivals that You decreed as a permanent law. Thank You, Lord Jesus, for becoming the perfect sacrifice for our sins with Your own blood, so that we are able to come into the Father’s presence to celebrate and worship Him. You have caused all things to come together just as the Father planned.  We offer You our praise and adoration. We will publish Your glorious deeds among the nations, and tell everyone about the amazing things You do. Lord, You are great! You are most worthy of praise! You are to be feared above all gods.

Blessed 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, 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 we vow to rid them of any unclean thing that might invite oppression of any kind. As You have commanded us, we will remove all yeast from our homes as we prepare to celebrate the Feast of Unleavened Bread; not with the old bread of wickedness and evil, but with the new bread of sincerity and truth. As the Body of Christ, we will come into Your presence; we will not hold anything back from our offerings. We will give to You freely and joyfully.

 

These are the things I will do in preparation for the Spring Feasts:

 

 

 

 

Holy Spirit, give us Your wise 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 close to You and each other. 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!

 

Benevolent Father, have mercy upon us and forgive us when we are ignorant about how to prepare to meet You at Your appointed times. 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 unable or 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 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.

 

Most Holy 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!

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