A Simple Blessing
Over the next 6 weeks we will be embarking on a Sermon Series based on the book ” A Simple Blessing” by Michael W. Smith. As Michael W. Smith points out, there is extra-ordinary power in an ordinary prayer prayed by ordinary people. Here is the Prayer of Blessing he prays over people, which we will be looking at on this blog over the next 6 weeks.
The Prayer of Blessing
In the name of Jesus Christ,
I bless you with the promises of God,
which are “yes” and “amen.”
May the Holy Spirit make you healthy
and strong in body, mind, and spirit
to move in faith and expectancy.
May God’s angels be with you to
protect and keep you.
Be blessed with supernatural strength
to turn your eyes from
foolish, worthless, and evil things, and to shut out
the demeaning and the negative.
Instead may you behold the beauty of things
that God has planned for you
as you obey his Word.
May God bless your ears to hear the lovely,
the uplifting, and the encouraging.
May your mind be strong, disciplined,
balanced, and faith-filled.
May your feet walk in holiness and
your steps be ordered by the Lord.
May your hands be tender and helping,
blessing those in need.
May your heart be humble and
receptive to one another
and to the things of God, not to the world.
God’s grace be upon your home,
that it may be a sanctuary of rest and renewal,
a haven of peace where sounds of joy
and laughter grace its walls
where love and unconditional acceptance
of one another is the constant rule.
May God give you the spiritual strength to
overcome the evil one
and avoid temptation.
May God’s grace be upon you to
fulfill your dreams and visions
May goodness and mercy follow you
all the days of your long life.