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There’s a blessing recorded in Numbers 6:24-26:
“The Lord bless you and keep you; The Lord make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The Lord lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.”
I like this blessing and I am choosing to speak it over you. But I can’t just post the blessing without you understanding just how good of a blessing it is.
– The Lord here is Yahweh (also pronounced Jehovah) which is God’s proper name in Hebrew.
– Bless is to prosper as the result of divine favor. Prosper in a Biblical context isn’t just financial prosperity. It’s to be successful at whatever you set your hand to do. It includes relationships. It includes ministry. It includes your health. It includes rest and peace. It’s an overarching prosperity in every area of your life.
– Keep is to keep, tend or watch. Usually referring to a garden or a flock of sheep.
-Face shine upon you has to do with God’s presence and having His favor.
-Gracious means to have mercy, have pity upon or to have favor towards.
-Lift up countenance means to cheer up, but when it’s in reference to God it means that God looks upon you with kindness.
-Give here means to put, set in place or establish.
-The best part of this blessing is that peace is the Hebrew word Shalom. It can mean hello, goodbye or peace. But it isn’t just peace. Shalom is an all encompassing peace. This peace includes contentment, completeness, wholeness, well being and harmony.
Based on Numbers 6:24-26, this is my prayer for you today.
Father, I ask that every person who reads this know that You are God. That You are big enough and that Your grace is sufficient. I pray that they feel and acknowledge Your presence in their life today. That they know down to their core that You are with them and You are for them. I pray they see You working in every area of their life.
I ask for Your divine favor and gracious mercies follow them, even pursue them today and every day. I pray that You keep watch over them and their families. I pray that You to protect them, even if it’s from themselves. I pray that they will be restored to wholeness and be established in peace. I pray that they will receive and choose to walk in Your peace that passes all understanding. I ask that they maintain contentment no matter how good or bad their present circumstances are and that they maintain an attitude of gratitude. I ask this all in the name of Your precious Son Jesus. Amen.
Have a wonderful Wednesday!