During this time, Psalm 27 is recited daily along with prayers. Psalm 27:1 “The Lord is my Light” refers to the Feast of Trumpets; “And my salvation” refers to the Day of Atonement; and Verse 5, “For He will hide me in the shelter of His sacred tent” refers to the Feast of Tabernacles. Also during this time, the shofar (ram’s horn) is blown every day as a warning and reminder to repent and seek God for forgiveness. With warning comes impending judgment!
We invite you to join us to use this time to be in an attitude of repentance and to return to the Lord. If there are sins in your life that need to be dealt with, this is the appointed time to meet daily with the Lord to reflect on His word, to pray and repent. We are planning to sound the shofar every day (shofar apps are available for smartphones here), to read Psalm 27 and to pray and ask the Lord to help us in repentance. Please be mindful that this is not a time to try and give up something like “chocolate” much like some people do at lent. No, this is a time for renewing our minds and directing our thoughts toward God and His ways!
Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is – His good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NKJV)
We will give you more explanation and encouragement during this time of repentance leading up to the High Holy Days. We hope you will join us for Teshuvah. Please let us know if you will participate by commenting below and we will pray for you (and ask that you would pray for the person below your comment) every day!
– John & Jenn