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A Prayer For God's Blessings

Father God, as we pause before you, we seek your blessing on our lives. This journey is hard, filled with heartache and pain. We often find ourselves down, wondering how and when you will come to our rescue. We struggle to get our feet under us, to see how our lives will ever come together.

And yet, your Word promises blessings to those of us who believe, to those of us who choose obedience to you and your Word. You promise abundant life to those whose hearts are focused on you, to those who are fully yours.

As we turn our hearts to you, we claim your promises, your blessings that you have stored up for us.

We confess our need for you, the reality that we simply can’t do this life without you. We fall at your throne proclaiming our need for the blessings only you can provide.

But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” 
- Jeremiah 17:7-8

May we truly trust you. May we cling to your promises. May our confidence truly be in you. Let us plant our roots deep in the things of God so we can withstand the storms of this life, so we may flourish and bear fruit that can only come from you. Let your blessings fall on us as you promise.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 
- Proverbs 16:3

Our hearts long to be fully yours, fully committed to you and your ways. Direct our steps as we seek your face. Give us the wisdom and direction to make choices that honor you. And as we make God-honoring decisions, establish our plans. Establish our lives. Bless our journeys.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.
- Philippians 4:19

This life is filled with uncertainty. It’s filled with needs and longings. It’s filled with human desires. May we trust you to provide for us from your abundance that we know is ours as children of the One True King. May we see your provision, Jehovah Jireh. May you bless us with the riches of heaven.

For I command you today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess. 
- Deuteronomy 30:16

Some of us are living in the Promised Land, the land of plenty, the land of redemption. Some of us are still wandering in the wilderness, praying we can possess the full measure of abundance you have promised. May we be faithful to keep your commands and walk in obedience so you will be faithful to keep your promise of increase. Bless the land in which we are living.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. 
- Psalm 34:8

I can truly say I’ve tasted your goodness, your love, your faithfulness! I’ve experienced the goodness and grace of my merciful Father. And it is good! So very good! May we all find the delight of experiencing you in the fullness of your beauty. May we all find refuge in you. May we experience the blessing of knowing you deeply and intimately.

How abundant are the good things that you have stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all, on those who take refuge in you. 
- Psalm 31:19

You promise us good things. You promise to pour out blessings in the sight of all, to let your goodness be evident to a world desperately in need of you. May we be the recipients. May we put ourselves in a position to receive, to recognize the blessings that fall from heaven. May we be counted among those who experience your blessings as we hide ourselves in you.

Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. 
- Psalm 5:12

Lord, surround us. Hem us in on every side. Overwhelm us with your favor, with your grace. We pray for your blessings, blessings that can only come from you.

Instead of shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy will be yours. 
- Isaiah 61:7

You promise a double share of honor, a double portion of prosperity. You promise everlasting joy to those who love you, to those who choose to walk with you. May we be the ones, the ones who find your promises fulfilled. May we find the double blessings that are promised to your children.

May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you his favor and give you his peace.’ 
- Numbers 6:24-26

Oh Lord, for your blessings we pray. Be gracious to us. Show us your favor. Give us peace.

And may we find the blessings that come from your greater than anything we could ask or imagine. May we find complete joy and contentment in our relationship with you. 

You are God, and we need you. Bless us.

[by Dena Johnson

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