|July 6, 2021|
July Prayer Domain Newsletter:
10 Days of Prayer
|Greetings fellow pray-ers,|
Last week I mentioned two significant events currently being worked on. The first is called 10 Days of Prayer and will take place September 6-16, 2021.
10 Days of Prayer is an international organization based in the United States that encourages prayer throughout the country and the world. Last year 18 countries and many cities within 39 of our states, including AZ, participated in this in some capacity. According to their website (10Days.net) the 10 Days vision is to: unite the Body of Christ in a set-apart season to “Stop Cities” (and) form a “global upper room” of worship, prayer, repentance, and fasting rooted in the fall Biblical feasts. It is a set-apart time to seek God’s face with mourning, fasting and repentance. It is rooted in the 10 “Days of Awe” between Feasts of Trumpets and Day of Atonement. 10 Days is also a time of longing for the return of Jesus Christ/Yeshua Ha’Mashiach. These feasts prophetically foreshadow Jesus’ second coming.
I share this to be transparent in letting you know who 4Tucson is coming along side with this event. Much latitude is given each “corporate” participant as to how they want to utilize the 10 Days platform. With 4Tucson’s participation, in the next several newsletters there will be insights given on: the moadim/appointed times that take place in September; the Days of Awe; the importance of taking time for prayer through repentance, worship and fasting; and why this time is important for us as Christians. In the next few weeks, I’ll be sharing about events that you may be interested in attending.
Let us turn our attention to the Days of Awe. When first hearing about this, did your minds go to Days of Ahhhh? I am not proud to admit that this is what I actually thought…….ahhhhh, isn’t God great! What does Days of Awe mean; what does “awe” mean? According to the Merriam Webster online dictionary, it is an emotion variously combining dread, veneration (respect or awe), and wonder that is inspired by authority or by the sacred or sublime (exalted, spiritual, moral worth). Is this how we view or engage with God? The phrase, “Days of Awe” doesn’t exactly show up in scripture. In Jewish tradition, it is the name given to the time period between the Feast of Trumpets and the Day of Atonement. Both of these appointed times/moadim were intended to be celebrated forever. Leviticus 23:31 states in part, “……It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.”
Days of Awe is also known as Days of Repentance or Days of Return. “Jewish tradition holds that, during this tenday period, divine judgment is rendered to determine whether a person will continue to live or die in the coming year. It is believed [during this time] that God reviews the books of judgment…….and [gives out] final judgment.” [The Feasts of the Lord by Kevin Howard and Marvin Rosenthal] This may generate many questions, so I will be sharing more next week. The good news is that as Christians, as believers in Jesus/Yeshua, we don’t have to worry about this. Next week, I’ll share more about Days of Awe, how this ties in with Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, and how as Christians and as pray-ers we can be praying for our Jewish brothers & sisters, as well as pray for this city.
I hope you will consider coming to the next prayer fellowship on Tuesday, July 27th, 5:00 to 7:00pm which will be in-house at 5151 East Broadway on the 17th floor.
Blessings & Shalom