Letter eleven of the Hebrew alphabet is called Kaf כ and has a numeric value of 20. The ancient pictograph for Kaf resembles the palm of the hand while the classic Hebrew script form somewhat resembles the crown on the head of a bowing king. Kaf is a double letter in Hebrew – having two forms. The word Kaf itself also implies double meaning. Jewish mysticism suggests that Kaf symbolizes the power of the spirit to be made actual in the physical.
Kaf כ Prayer Focus: In Spirit And Truth!
One of the traditional Jewish blessings is in part inspired by Kaf, with both palms together as the benediction is recited at morning. The request is for the power of God to be manifest in our daily lives.
The crown symbolism of Kaf speaks of Messiah, or Christ and His eternal Kingdom. We understand that fulfillment in Jesus! In John 4, Jesus revealed to the Samaritan woman at the well that He was indeed this Messiah. Before that revelation, He said this.
John 4:23-24 (NET)
23 But a time is coming – and now is here – when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father seeks such people to be his worshipers. 24 God is spirit, and the people who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”
This was a radical concept at the time because worship was all about the right place, the right time and the right ritual. Jesus came to show what true worship looks like in the Kingdom. We worship in spirit and in truth. Like Kaf, there is a double meaning – one influencing the other. Through Jesus we have access to God’s Kingdom both now and eternally. Both physically and spiritually.
And so He taught us to pray like this.
Matthew 6:10 (NET)
may your kingdom come,
may your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.
In earth as it is in heaven – in spirit and truth! Let’s pray today for the reality of God’s Kingdom in all aspects of our lives. We have the power of the Holy Spirit to live like citizens of a higher Kingdom right now!
Here are some scriptures to meditate on as we pray together:
(mouse over or click the scripture references)
Daniel 2:44 | Matthew 4:17 | John 14:16-17 |
2 Corinthians 4:7 | Colossians 1:13-16 | 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17
Section כ of Psalm 119
Psalms 119:80-88 (NET) כ (Kaf)
81 I desperately long for your deliverance.
I find hope in your word.
82 My eyes grow tired as I wait for your promise to be fulfilled.
I say, “When will you comfort me?”
83 For I am like a wineskin dried up in smoke.
I do not forget your statutes.
84 How long must your servant endure this?
When will you judge those who pursue me?
85 The arrogant dig pits to trap me,
which violates your law.
86 All your commands are reliable.
I am pursued without reason. Help me!
87 They have almost destroyed me here on the earth,
but I do not reject your precepts.
88 Revive me with your loyal love,
that I might keep the rules you have revealed.