“The Lord bless you and keep you
The Lord make His face shine upon you
and be Gracious to you.
The Lord turn His face toward you
and give you Peace.”
While reading this beautiful blessing, I felt the overwhelming urge to pray this as a prayer for all my friends and family. What more could I pray for others than these simple, yet powerful intersessions?
No matter what is happening in the lives of others, this prayer would apply to all.
Basically the prayer asks the following precious requests of the Lord for others:
That the Lord…
1 Bless them
2. Keep Them
3. Make His face SHINE upon them
4. Be Gracious to them
5. Turn His face toward them
6. Grant them PEACE.
When reading these verses, I envision being held in our Father’s arms, as though He were cradling His child. His FACE is TURNED and looking toward His loved one and SHINING the comforting, soothing warmth of His intent gaze upon His own. In that spot He KEEPS us close to His heart and BLESSES us with His love and GRACIOUSNESS. As we focus on Him and His love, we relax in His embrace allowing His PEACE to flood our souls and wash away any traces of fear, pain, heartache, worry or discord. What a BLESSING!!
May the Lord grant you this beautiful blessing of PEACE!!