An Opportunity to Pray...
As the turning season continues, we find ourselves in the midst of the High Holy Days, where three major events God put into the Hebrew calendar, converge and the nation move from celebration, to repentance, to remembrance and celebration once again.
Yom HaT’ruah quite literally Trumpet Blast Day, is a time to take note and pay attention to what is coming. The new agricultural season begins and with it comes anticipation of God’s blessings to come.
This time is followed by what is known as the Ten Days of Awe, a time of soul searching and preparation for Yom Kippur - the Day of Atonement. This is the most holy day of the year, a time when the nation seeks God’s forgiveness and to be brought back into relationship with Him.
The journey continues a week later when God told His people to remember their time in the wilderness by living in temporary shelters (booths, tents, tabernacles) for Sukot - the Feast of Tabernacles. It’s a wonderful celebratory time with families and friends gathering together to eat in the Sukah, God’s promises to dwell with His people remembered and heartfelt prayers offered for the much needed coming rains.