Avinu Malkenu

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This Jewish prayer is sung on the Day of Atonement, which is celebrated from October 29 through the thirtieth this year.  This festival falls on the first month of the Jewish civil calendar.  Because ancient Jews had both civil and religious calendars the month of September – October is sometimes considered the Jewish New Year, even though the religious new year occurs in the spring.

This Biblical holiday is the most important feast for Christianity.  Although we usually focus on Passover, which is Easter, the Day of Atonement is actually our great expectation.  Like all Biblical feasts this one is a story that describes Jesus and His ministry. During Yom Kippur, or the Day of Atonement, the high priest, who represented Jesus, removed the record of all sin from the camp.  This feast tells us what Christ is doing for us today.  And so with that in mind I share this prayer with you.  May you be blessed with its fulfillment.

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Hear our prayer.


guy-2617866_1920 We have sinned before Thee.


family-2517894_1920 Have compassion upon us and upon our children.


dove-2680487_1920 Help us bring an end to pestilence, war, and famine.


no-hate-2019922_1920 Cause all hate and oppression to vanish from the earth.


love-2647700_1920 Inscribe us for blessing in the Book of Life.


calendar-2626675_1920 Let the (civil) New Year be a good year for us.

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