The seventh month on the Jewish calendar is Tishrei. There are thirty days in the month of Tishrei, thirteen of which are Jewish holidays with special religious significance. Of the thirteen, Rosh Hashanah (Feast of Trumpets) and Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement) have greatest importance and are known as the “High Holidays.”
In this Jewish holiday season the word that should come to mind is remembrance. Concerning the aftermath of a nation’s disobedience and resulting captivity, Zechariah prophesied: Thus says the Lord of Hosts, “So again in these days I am determined to do good to Jerusalem and to the house of Judah, do not fear” (Zechariah 8:15, NKJV).
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:
Father, today I pray for the peace of Jerusalem, asking You to forgive anything that stands between You and Your people. I also “remember” my own days of difficulty, days when my ways were stout against You but You determined all along that my seed would be prosperous and the vine growing from me would be fruitful; that my ground would increase and the heavens over me would drop the freshness of morning dew on my life. Therefore, for me and my children every curse has become blessing. “Today is not as the former days, for the seed shall be prosperous, do not fear, let your hands be strong!” (Zechariah 8:12-15)