Monday, October 3, 2016

CHPP Saturday, October 2, 2016 L' Shanah Tovah! Happy Jewish New Year! (5777)

Happy Rosh Hashannah!


Tonight, Oct. 2nd, in your own time zone: We invite you to join in to blow your shofar, honoring the beginning of Rosh Hashannah. Or if you don't have a shofar, you can take your phone or computer and type in "Sound of the shofar" click on, it's awesome and let the Sound go throughout your house!

We will all do this @ 6:PM PST, Sunday October 2nd - Central time 8:00 PM, Eastern Time 9:00PM.

Submitted by a team of intercessors in WA, CA, and TN. Thank you!

Capitol Hill Prayer Partners
P.O. Box 5152
Herndon, VA 20172-1970

Saturday, October 2, 2016

L' Shanah Tovah!

Happy Jewish New Year! (5777)

"Blessed is the nation whose God is the Lord,
the people He has chosen as His own inheritance."
(Psalm 33:12)


Traditions of Rosh Hashannah

Celebrating Rosh HaShanah (Feast of Trumpets)

by: Rev. Rebecca J. Brimmer, International President and CEO

Bridges for Peace

The fall holidays, or High Holy Days, begin with the celebration of Rosh HaShanah (the Jewish New Year), which in Hebrew means "head of the year." It is also known as the Feast of Trumpets and Day of the Blowing (Yom HaTeruah). The shofar (ram's horn) is blown all over the Land on this day, which marks the beginning of the holiest time of the year on the Jewish calendar. The 10 days between Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) are called the 10 Days of Awe. These 10 days are a time of introspection, a time of searching your soul, a time to make everything right between you and your God, as well as your fellow man.

. . . Secular New Year's Day (January 1) celebrations in the West are marked by partying, drinking and merrymaking. In contrast, Rosh HaShanah is a much more solemn time, described by some as subdued joyousness. It begins a season of solemn evaluation and inward scrutiny. The Bible describes the month of Nisan as the first month of the year (usually around April), yet for 2,000 years, the Jewish people have been celebrating their New Year at Rosh HaShanah in the Hebrew month of Tishrei (usually around September).
Why is this? Arthur Waskow, in his book Seasons of Our Joy, describes it as "the month of early fall, of catching our breath after the hot, dry winds of summer. Because it is the seventh month, it echoes the seventh day, the Shabbat of rest and contemplation, of catching our breath after six days of hard work. So perhaps Rosh HaShanah is the new year for renewal. Like Shabbat, it is the time to focus our attention on ultimate spiritual truth. This is then the new year for learning how a human being can turn toward God."

(Excerpt. Please go here to read the entire article)

Prayer Focus from Bridges for Peace:

Bring the nation of Israel before the Lord, thanking Him that their presence in the world is a witness to His faithfulness. Pray that the upcoming year will be a sweet one for His chosen people.


Blessed is the nation whose God is the LORD, the people He has chosen as His own inheritance. ( Psalm 33:12)

Our Weekly Bible Study

Our Weekly Bible Study

The Week of Sunday, October 2 - Saturday, October 8, 2016

This week's TORAH portion of our weekly Bible Study includes more information about the High Holy Days, that begin this evening in Israel. We do want to thank Susan Turner for her diligence in researching and writing this study for us each week.

> > > To read the "One Year Bible" weekly letter, go here.

> > > To read the Shabbat Torah readings, go here.

World Leaders Send Greetings

World leaders send Rosh Hashanah greetings

Several world leaders took time to send their greetings to the Jewish people, in honor of Rosh Hashanah - a holiday celebrating the Jewish New Year - which starts Sunday.

US President Barack Obama published a video greeting on the official White House website.

British Prime Minister Theresa May also released a holiday greeting, stating, "It gives me great pleasure to wish the Jewish community in Britain and around the world a very happy and peaceful New Year."

"As the Jewish New Year begins, I want to renew my unshakeable vow to stand by our Jewish community now and for the years to come. And as Prime Minister-and working in partnership with you-I will do everything in my power to protect your community, and indeed all communities in Britain," May concluded.

Prime Minister of Canada Justin Trudeau issued a well-wishing statement, which reads, "Today, we join Jewish communities - in Canada, in Israel, and around the world - in celebrating Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish New Year. (Ynet New) Read more.

Heightened Security in Israel

IDF seals off West Bank, Gaza for Rosh Hashana holiday

The Israeli army announced late Saturday night it was sealing off the West Bank and Gaza Strip over Rosh Hashanah, the Jewish new year, from Sunday to Tuesday.

The military said it would make exceptions for medical emergencies and "humanitarian cases," with the approval of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories (COGAT). The closure will take effect on Sunday at 12:01 a.m. and is expected to last until Tuesday at 11:59 p.m., dependent upon a "situational assessment," the army said.

The Rosh Hashanah holiday begins Sunday at sundown and ends Tuesday night.

While the move comes after a number of attacks and attempted attacks against Israeli security forces in the past few weeks, the army routinely seals off the West Bank on Jewish holidays. (Times of Israel) Read more

A Time of Repentance

A Time of Repentance

For the next 10 days, beginning with the commencement tomorrow of Rosh Hashanah at sunset, many of us involved in the Repentance Movement will observe the "Ten Days of Awe" that lead up to the holiest day of the year on the Hebrew calendar...Yom Kippur. We will examine ourselves before God and fully understand what true REPENTANCE means. Most importantly, we will remember what it means to God, according to His Holy Word.
We invite you to follow along as we humbly and reverently proceed on our knees to Yom Kippur, taking each day as a step up closer to humbling ourselves at God's Holy Throne. This is a powerful opportunity to commune intimately with God Almighty. These dates were commanded by God as "statutes forever" and were never meant to be disregarded.

"This shall be a statute forever for you: In the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, you shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether a native of your own country or a stranger who dwells among you. . . It is a sabbath of solemn rest for you, and you shall afflict your souls. It is a statute forever." (Leviticus 16:29-31)

To put this scripture into our modern day context, the 7th month, 10th day of the month is Tishrei 10 in the Hebrew calendar. In our Western Gregorian calendar, Yom Kippur begins this year at sunset (Tishrei 10) on Tuesday, October 11th through sundown Wednesday, October 12th.
"Also the tenth day of this seventh month shall be the Day of Atonement. . . It shall be to you a sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth day of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath." (Leviticus 23: 27 & 32)
If you are not "afflicted in your soul" by what is going in your nation and globally, then sadly, you have not been paying attention. This year we are concentrating our focus on the devil's global attack on our children.
One NDR member described this process of personal reflection and repentance as "Spiritual TNT." It's a time of "open heavens" on a pre-set date with God Almighty. Why we, as Christians, ever stopped these fantastic opportunities to commune with the Most High, I cannot even begin to fathom. Think about it: The Creator of Everything, the Master of the Universe has decreed "You and I have an anointed rendezvous for special communion together on this exact day." It's incredible to think we have "stood Him up" for the last 2000 years or so! What were we thinking???
Be wise. Take advantage of this pre-ordained "date with God." Don't be foolish and be a "no show." It can change the direction of your life, your family and the world.

Let's rediscover the power of obeying God and following his statutes. Let's repent and pray for a year that allows us to witness the Mighty Hand of God at work.

Pastor Jeffrey Daly
National Day of Repentance

Read more here.

Prayers for Rosh Hashanah

Prayers for Rosh Hashanah

The feasts of the Lord were given as a gift to God's people to keep their relationship alive, healthy and close to Him.

Rosh Hashanah is the Beginning of the High Holy Days. It's also called the "10 days of Awe". During the Days of Awe we will be linking in the Spirit across our nation @ 6:PM PST, in national repentance, humbly admitting the many ways we as a nation and people have "missed the mark" set for us by God Himself.

This is a 3 Point strategy of God given for our Nations for the "10 days of Awe".

- Rosh Hashanah Blow the shofar at the same time across the nation tonight, Oct. 2, at your time zone. We invite you to join in to blow your shofar Or if you don't have a shofar you can take your phone or computer and type in "Sound of the shofar" click on, it's awesome and let the Sound go throughout your house! We will all do this @ 6:PM PST, Sunday October 2nd - Central time 8:00 PM, Eastern Time 9:00PM.

- Read out loud Daily the Torah (Torah translated means "the loving directions of a father to his children". ) Go to this link to find the readings for each day in the Torah.

- Yom Kippur -- Wednesday, Oct 12th -- during Yom Kippur, the Day of Atonement we will link across the nation to read the entire Bible out loud starting @ 9:AM PST, 11:AM Central, 12 Eastern. (To find the scripture your state is assigned please go to this link and click on your state.) Please share this with others in your state so they can take a portion and read it in their part of your state.

Together we Stand As One

Intercessors from Washington, California, Tennessee

> > > To read the entire plan of prayer for all ten days, please go here.

Our Own New Year's Greeting

Our Own New Year's Greeting

Tonight, we wish to honor all of our Jewish friends, here in the U.S. and around the world, by sharing this song with you.

You can listen to the traditional Jewish New Year greeting "Le-Shana Tova Tikatevu ve-Techatemu," "May You Be Written Down and Inscribed (In the Book of Life) for a Good Year," in this song by Danny Nachmani, by going here.

(Source: Our Weekly Bible Study, by Susan L. Turner)

L' Shanah Tovah - 5777 - from all of us at
Capitol Hill Prayer Partners

May you be blessed with His peace in these days, amen.

Shalom . . .

Tabernacles: A Time to Worship

A Poem for Tabernacles

As I sit inside your sukkah of love
I look up to the branches above
He is the vine, the root of Jesse
He is our covering

As I sit inside your sukkah of love
I look up to the stars up above
A star will rise out of Jacob
Ruler of Yisrael

Tabernacles, rejoice before the Lord
Tabernacles, rejoice, rejoice [2x]

Zecharyah said that all the nations
In the end shall come up to Jerusalem
We will keep the Feast of Sukkot
For a thousand years

The Lord he will establish His
Tabernacle in Jerusalem
The world will come to kneel before the King
We will worship Him