Blessing for others from the presence of God
Our lives ought to be lives of fellowship with God and with each other (koinonia) so we must become more aware of God and His people.
We all pray for family, friends, workmates, neighbours etc. but do we bless them from God’s presence?
Ffald-y-Brenin is a Christian Retreat Centre and House of Prayer in the hills by the sea in North Pembrokeshire, Southwest Wales, UK. This retreat centre has been experiencing a power and unusual presence of God for several years now.
One of the teachings coming out this centre is that as well as praying for our family, friends, neighbours, workmates etc. we should bless them in the name of Lord.
This seems to work best when we know the presence of the Lord strongly.
In Numbers 6:22–27, we find the great Aaronic blessing.
This is the blessing Moses instructed his brother, Aaron, to place on the people of Israel;
22 And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, 23 Speak unto Aaron and unto his sons, saying, On this wise ye shall bless the children of Israel, saying unto them, 24 The Lord bless thee, and keep thee: 25 the Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee: 26 the Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace. 27 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
I pray this over my loved ones every day, perhaps you would consider praying this too for your own loved ones?
A prayer might be (for someone who has no money)
Dear Lord, we ask in Jesus’ name for our friends 'John and Helen' that you provide all the material things they need today such as finance, a roof over their heads, food on the table etc. Amen
However we also have the power to bless (especially from the presence of God) which might sound like this,
Lord I bless 'John and Helen' in the name of Jesus Christ with every material blessing they need, I speak plenty over their lives, that they might have more than enough and be able to give to others as well.
Let's finish our devotions today by praying/pronouncing a blessing over someone you know.
Let's do it now!
Your closing prayer
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