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Prayer of Blessing

Friday Blessings


The Bible says that one of the roles of priests (Levites) was to speak (not pray) blessings to the people, and we take that privilege seriously because we have become a kingdom of priests to our God. In Numbers 6, for instance we read that when priests speak blessings over people, God responds by loosening blessing upon them (see Deuteronomy 10:8, Numbers 6:23 & 27, 1 Peter 2:9 and Revelation 1:6)


Heavenly Father, we take upon ourselves the mantle of authority that Jesus delegates to us and in His Name we speak to every household in Horley and say to you:


“We bless you in the Name of the Lord. We bless your relationships that they may be loving, forgiving, merciful and strong. We bless your marriages that they may be strong and whole. We bless every intergenerational relationship within each household that there may be peace and love and understanding flowing between each one. In Jesus’ name we bless every network of wholesome and supportive friendship.


We bless your health that you may be strong and well. In Jesus’ name we resist any sickness or disease which seeks to invade this community and to every person in the community we say, be well, be strong, be healthy. To any who are sick right now we say we bless you in Jesus’ name with a speedy recovery. We bless all who are sick with the closeness of your presence. We bless those, caught in addictions with sobriety, peace and wholeness.


We bless your wealth that you may have plenty to replace poverty. We bless you to have enough to live and enough to give. We bless the work of your hands that whatever you turn your hand to, which is wholesome, may be profitable. We bless every wholesome enterprise that is conducted by you that it may prosper and be successful. We bless the employers of this area that your businesses may prosper and expand in all that is wholesome.

We bless the local schools that they may be a secure, safe place for teachers and pupils alike. We bless the children's capacity to learn and develop relationships and we bless their simple trust in Jesus that their trust may grow and become enriched.


We speak to the Churches and we say we bless you in the Name of the Lord that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God may flow out from you in power. We bless the heart of all who live within this area that you may be quickened to hear and respond to the Voice of the Living God. We bless all who live and work here, that the overspill of the blessings of the presence of the Kingdom of God may fall upon you.” Amen.


(Adapted from FFald-y-Brenin Friday Blessings)