Hanukkah 2012 – Day 1

Posted: December 8, 2012 in Holidays- Holy Days
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Happy Hanukkah!!!  Rejoice, God is not dead and is still the same. He is still doing miracles and has great things in store for those who love Him!! In fact, He has great things in store for those who do not know and love Him yet.

Tonight we light the first candle of 8. The first thing we realize about this menorah is that it has 9 candles instead of the usual 7, as in the Temple. The Hanukkah menorah is special because it symbolizes the miracle of  one day’s supply of oil lasting for eight days.

The middle candle is called the Shamash and lights each candle, one per day. The candles are to be lit from right to left.

First Night Only  The prayer to be prayed each night as you light your candle is as follows: (Hebrew) Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-heche-ya-nu ve-ki-yi-ma-nu ve-higi-a-nu liz-man ha-zeh. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has granted us life, sustained us, and enabled us to reach this occasion.

Add blessing below to the first night’s prayer

Remaining 7 nights

Hebrew: Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-he-nu Me-lech ha-olam a-sher ki-de-sha-nu be-mitz-vo-tav ve-tzi-va-nu le-had-lik ner Chanukah. Ba-ruch A-tah Ado-nai E-lo-hei-nu Me-lech ha-olam she-a-sa ni-sim la-avo-te-nu ba-ya-mim ha-hem bi-z’man ha-zeh.

Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who has sanctified us with His commandments, and commanded us to kindle the Chanukah light. Blessed are You, Lord our God, King of the universe, who performed miracles for our forefathers in those days, at this time.

Yeshuah said that we are the “light of the world”. I challenge you each of these special 8 days to begin anew to renew the flame of your love for Him. Let the world see how we are ‘Blessed to be a blessing’. Let your light shine!

Comments
  1. 2terriers says:

    Please pray for me – if you have a chance & remember – to rekindle my spirit, that I had before the dreaded election. I’m just in black, gray & white, no color.

    _____

    • mbostrom2 says:

      The song that immediately comes to my mind is “You Light up my life.” Find it on You Tube and sing along with it. I am going to pray Psalm 42 and 43 over you. Our Lord gives us songs of deliverance. I think you may need to repent in putting your trust in men. I did and immediately I had peace. I did not realize I had been putting so much trust in an election. He showed me that the finest hour is sooooooooooo close and we get to be a part of it!!!!

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