May the Lord bless you and keep you.
May the Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you.
May the Lord lift up His countenance on you and give you peace.
Numbers, Chapter 6, Verses 24 – 26
Giving a blessing to someone is one of the most beautiful and intimate gifts that we can give. At a recent retreat, Rich and I experienced this gift first hand and, as a result, we now bless each other every morning and evening. This is why we chose the blessing from Numbers 6:24-26 to launch Spiritual Bytes – Visualizing the Spirit. You can start off using these verses then, as you become comfortable with the blessing ritual, you might like to create your own words to make the blessing more personal for the person/s receiving it. If you are looking for some creative inspiration for your blessings, check out Max Lucado’s 31 Days of Blessing, or Jan Richardson’s In the Sanctuary of Women.
31 March 2014