THEME: BLESSINGS OF GOD
“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.”
-Moses through the command of the Lord instructed Aaron and his sons to pronounce a blessing upon the children of Israel. The act of blessing was deeply rooted in the Israel’s culture as it was given to Abraham and his descendants. The priestly blessing bears three key sections where the name of the LORD is spoken. It pronounces a blessings, prosperity, safety and sustenance upon the people. It also speaks of God’s favor and presence. Lastly, it spells out peace given the enemies that surrounded them. The priestly blessings were accompanied by a sacrifice that the priests offered to the Lord which mirrored the sacrifice of Jesus by shedding of His blood on the cross. The blessings were initially spelt out on the Israelites only, but through Christ; we became God’s chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation and God’s special possession (1 Peter 2:9). Through God’s love, we are a blessed generation. Since we are Abraham’s seed according to the promise, we are blessed with his blessings which as we await our heaven inheritance through Christ Jesus.
We humbly come to Your feet Jesus asking for mercy and blessings. You are the great I AM, our great High Priest and our sure Foundation. Thank You for loving us Abba Father and blessing us with an eternal blessing. Forgive us for the many times we have not followed Your will faithfully and deliver us from all accusations of the evil one. Cleanse us with Your precious blood Jesus and make us whole. Thank You for loving us Jesus, we bless Your holy name. We lift Your name high and proclaim Your goodness in all the earth. Your faithfulness is everlasting and Your grace satisfies us. May Your salvation reach all Your beloved among our families, nation and all the nations of the earth. May the earth yield its increase Lord. May our land be field with plenty. Thank You Lord for the rains that You have caused upon our nation, may our land yield plenty of fruit. Bless the work of our hands and increase us LORD. Increase in us wisdom, knowledge and understanding that we may follow Your will wholeheartedly. Instil in us new and innovative ideas and grant us the wisdom to actualise them. Have mercy on us LORD and bless us. Cause Your face to shine upon us and be gracious unto us. Lift up Your countenance upon us LORD and give us peace. We praise You and magnify Your holy name, now and forever. Amen
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