A Great Prayer

Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them,

The LORD bless thee, and keep thee:  The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:  The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.

Numbers 6:23-26

I came across this prayer the other day and thought it was perfect (of course it’s perfect, because it’s in the Bible!).  I have seen pictures and plaques with little prayers like this on them, but never really noticed this passage before.  I think it would be great to have this prayer hanging on a wall or sitting on a table where a person would see it and be reminded of it often.  It would be a perfect prayer to pray for anyone.

“The LORD bless thee and keep thee…”  We know that we have been greatly blessed by the Lord.  We know that it is the Lord Who keeps us.  And we surely want the Lord to bless and keep those that we know.

“The LORD make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee…”  The Lord’s face has surely shone upon us and He has most definitely been gracious to us.  What more can we ask for our friends and family?  We want Him to be gracious to them, as He has been to us.

“The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.”  When we think about what is really important to us, we probably value peace with God and peace with men above most other things.  Isn’t it wonderful to be at peace?  We have experienced it, and surely we want those we know to experience the same peace of God.

What a great prayer for every person for every day!

2 responses to this post.

  1. I use this one a lot and have seen it in cards to send out as well! God bless you as you pray blessings over others!

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