DAILY PRAYER FOR THE COUNTING OF THE OMER:
Each day, one says the blessing:
BA-RUCH A-TAH ADO-NAI E-LO-HE-NU ME-LECH HA-OLAM ASHER KID-E-SHA-NU BE-MITZ-VO-TAV VETZI-VA-NU AL SEFI-RAT HA-OMER.
Blessed are You, YEHOVAH our ELOHIM, King of the universe, Who has sanctified us with His commandments and has commanded us concerning the counting of the Omer.
Today is second day of the Omer.
The Merciful One, may He bring forth the new Jerusalem, speedily in our days, IN YESHUA's name AMEN
Week 1 Attribute 1 – Love/Ahava And Kindess/Chesed
1 Corinthians 13:4-8, 13 Love endures long and is patient and kind; love never is envious nor boils over with jealousy, is not boastful or vainglorious, does not display itself haughtily. It is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (YEHOVAH's love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of the evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong]. It does not rejoice at injustice and unrighteousness, but rejoices when right and truth prevail. Love bears up under anything and everything that comes, is ever ready to believe the best of every person, its hopes are fadeless under all circumstances, and it endures everything [without weakening]. Love never fails [never fades out or becomes obsolete or comes to an end]. As for prophecy (the gift of interpreting the divine will and purpose), it will be fulfilled and pass away; as for tongues, they will be destroyed and cease; as for knowledge, it will pass away [it will lose its value and be superseded by truth. And so faith, hope, love abide [faith-conviction and belief respecting man’s relation to ELOHIM and divine things; hope-joyful and confident expectation of eternal salvation; love-true affection for YEHOVAH and man, growing out of YEHOVAH's love for and in us], these three; but the greatest of these is love.
Three things last: trust, hope, love. The formula of “three great things”. The same three appear in Colossians 1:4-5.
‘The world is sustained by three things: judgment, truth and peace, as it is said, “Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates” (Zechariah 8:16).
This is the kind of love that the early Congregation of Messiah YESHUA lived and walked. YESHUA our Messiah is the perfect example of Love. He was Love manifest in the Flesh.
Love is the foundation or the Root of which all the other fruit receive their nourishment from . Love is the foundation of the 9 spiritual fruits and YESHUA is the Vine from which we receive our nourishment and strength from.
John 13:35 By this shall all [men] know that you are My disciples, if you love one another [if you keep on showing love among yourselves].
John 15:12 This is My commandment: that you love one another [just] as I have loved you.
Matthew 19:19 Honor your father and your mother, and, You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. [Lev. 19:18; Matt. 22:39] .
Matthew 22:37-40 And He replied to him, You shall love YEHOVAH your ELOHIM with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind (intellect). [Deut. 6:5]. This is the great (most important, principal) and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as [you do] yourself. [Lev. 19:18]. These two commandments sum up and upon them depend all the Torah and the Prophets.
Hebrew for the above verses which are recited weekly in Messianic Congregations as a reminder of Loving YEHOVAH and others along with the Shema:
Veahav’tah et YEHOVAH Eloecha b’chol l’vov-cha u-v’chol naf-she-cha u’v’chol m’oh-de-cha. Veahav’tah l’rei-acha kamocha. Bish’tak hamitsvot ha-eileh kol ha- to-rah t’lu-yah v’gam ha- n’vi-im
And you shall love YEHOVAH your ELOHIM with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And you shall love your neighbor as yourself. These two commandments sum up the whole of the Torah and the prophets.
Sh’ma Yisrael, YEHOVAH Eloheynu, YEHOVAH echod. Baruch shem k’vod malchuto l’olam voed
Hear, O Israel; YEHOVAH our ELOHIM, YEHOVAH is one. Praised be His name, whose glorious majesty is forever.
James 2:8 If indeed you [really] fulfill the royal Torah in accordance with the Scripture,
You shall love your neighbor as [you love] yourself, you do well. [Lev. 19:18]. As we count the Omer to Shavuot, ask YEHOVAH/GOD to manifest His fruit in a greater way than ever before in our lives to bring more glory to His Holy Name. We need to ask the FATHER to do Spiritual Heart Surgery on us because our hearts can become clogged and hardened.
Pray Psalm 51:
A Prayer of Repentance PSALM 51
To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David when Nathan the prophet went to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.
1.Have mercy upon me, O YEHOVAH
According to Your lovingkindness
According to the multitude of Your tender mercies,
Blot out my transgressions. 2 Wash me thoroughly from my iniquity,
And cleanse me from my sin. 3 For I acknowledge my transgressions,
And my sin is always before me. 4 Against You, You only, have I sinned,
And done this evil in Your sight—
That You may be found just when You speak,
And blameless when You judge. 5 Behold, I was brought forth in iniquity,
And in sin my mother conceived me. 6 Behold, You desire truth in the inward parts,
And in the hidden part You will make me to know wisdom. 7 Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
Wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow. 8 Make me hear joy and gladness,
That the bones You have broken may rejoice. 9 Hide Your face from my sins,
And blot out all my iniquities. 10 Create in me a clean heart, O YEHOVAH
And renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not cast me away from Your presence,
And do not take Your RUACH HAKODESH from me. 12 Restore to me the joy of Your salvation,
And uphold me by Your generous Spirit. 13 Then I will teach transgressors Your ways,
And sinners shall be converted to You. 14 Deliver me from the guilt of bloodshed, O YEHOVAH
The GOD of my salvation,
And my tongue shall sing aloud of Your righteousness. 15 O YEHOVAH open my lips,
And my mouth shall show forth Your praise. 16 For You do not desire sacrifice, or else I would give it;
You do not delight in burnt offering. 17 The sacrifices of GOD are a broken spirit,
A broken and a contrite heart—
These, O YEHOVAH You will not despise. 18 Do good in Your good pleasure to Zion;
Build the walls of Jerusalem. 19 Then You shall be pleased with the sacrifices of righteousness,
With burnt offering and whole burnt offering;
Then they shall offer bulls on Your altar.