During the counting of the Omer we are counting the days from Passover to Shavout.
“Then you are to count from the morrow after the Shabbat, from the day that you brought the omer of the wave offering, seven complete Shabbatot. Until the morrow after the seventh Shabbat you are to count fifty days, and then present a new grain offering to Adonai. (Leviticus 23:15–16)
Seven weeks you are to count for yourself—from the time you begin to put the sickle to the standing grain you will begin to count seven weeks. (Deuteronomy 16:9)
We are not counting down; we are counting up. We are expecting Adonai to do miracles in our personal lives and in our community at CBM. Just as the Children of Israel were on spiritual journey from Egypt to Sinai so we too are on a spiritual journey. As we count the days, we remember to make the days of our lives count for Messiah Yeshua.
This counting of the Omer prayer guide is a guide to help us pray in one accord for an outpouring of the Ruach Chakodesh in our personal lives, in our congregation, in Israel, and in our nation. As we pray through these 49 days, each week we will have a different area of focus and prayer for revival.