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40 Days of Slichote before Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement

Aug 19th, 2012

August 19th, 2012 is Rosh Chodesh, the opening of the Biblical 6th month.

If you were driving or walking through Jerusalem last night, you may have noticed Rosh Chodesh celebrations held on street corners of the main streets.

During this month of Elul, the Biblical sixth month, the Jewish community will pray early each morning, seeking God's forgiveness.

For 40 days these prayers called Slichot will continue, calling upon God's mercy and culminating on the Day of Atonement.

Yom Kippur is the most solemn Day in God's calendar where all will fast, seeking a judgement of God's mercies -- their name written in the Book of Life.

 

Did you know God is still looking for men and women to stand in the mercy gap?

If we ask Him, He will give us His Spirit of grace to pray.

Zechariah 12:10 says He will pour out His Spirit of grace and supplication or prayer on the House of David and upon the inhabitants of Jerusalem. If you are local, you also are an inhabitant of Jerusalem.

We welcome you to select a daily hour to join us this month. You can find a variety of teachings and facilitated prayer and praise watches at this http://www.JerusalemPrayerTower.org/watches  link.

Together let's ask for and receive an anointing for prayer from the heart of God as we call out: "Your Kingdom come, on earth as it is in heaven."   Amen

JOHN