Today is Rosh Hashanah, meaning the “beginning (also head) of the year.” The biblical name for this holiday is Yom Teruah, meaning “day of shouting/blasting.” It is the first of the Jewish High Holy Days specified by Leviticus 23:23–32.
Our Faith & Action team was invited by U.S. Senate Chaplain Barry Black to listen to a lecture delivered by Rabbi Herzfeld who talked about the importance of blowing the Shofar and calling people to prayer on Rosh Hashanah.
Prayer IS the most important “act” we can do – today, and every day of the year. Just as there are times for us to “go into our closet and pray” there are also times for us to “shout out” a call for prayer to all who can hear. That’s what we do at Faith & Action! Whether it’s praying one on one with our nation’s leaders in confidentiality; fellowshipping with colleagues and allied ministries to pray at our “Meet Me at the Ten Commandments”; or “blasting” out a call for prayer through email, mail, and social media; Faith & Action serves our nation’s leaders through prayer.
Thank you for joining us in prayer and supporting our mission on Capitol Hill!
Happy Rosh Hashanah!
On Behalf of Your Faith & Action Ministry Team,
Mrs. Peggy Nienaber
Vice President of Operations