The Blessing Over the Children

by bcocchurch on December 30, 2021

Spoken blessings are words that impart power and purpose into someone’s life.  They speak truth over someone, and they recognize the work that God is doing in that person.  They declare the truths and promises of Scripture over a person’s life.

Words of blessing carry the weight and authority of heaven.  God’s blessings are meant to protect us, to guide us on the path of righteousness, and to give us hope.  They remind us of who we are and where we are going.

A Blessing Over the  Children

May God bless you and watch over you. May God shine His face toward you and show you favor. May God be favorably disposed toward you and grant you peace. 

May you act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly with your God. We declare that  each one of you will trust in the Lord. Your confidence will be found in Him.  You will be like trees planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. You  will not fear when heat comes; and your leaves will always be green. You will not worry in a year of drought and you will not fail to bear fruit.

May Christ dwell in your young hearts through faith. And we pray that each one of you, being rooted and established in love, may have power, together with all the Lord’s people, to grasp how wide, long, high and deep is the love of Christ, and that you will know this love that surpasses knowledge—that your young hearts may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

We declare that each one of you will grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 We  bless  you today with courage.

Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid.  Do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.  Do not fear, for God is with you. He will strengthen you and help you and will uphold you with His righteous right hand. 

We bless these children with wisdom.

We declare that each one of you will trust in the Lord with all your hearts and you will not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”

May you walk after God, fear (respect) Him, keep His commandments and obey the  voice of the Holy Spirit. May you serve him and hold fast to him all the days of your lives.

We pray today that all  of these children before me will love the Lord your God with all their hearts, with all your souls and with all your minds…And  they will love their neighbors as themselves.

We bless these children with a peace which passes all human understanding. They will shine as bright lights in the earth and be mighty in the earth.

References

  • Micah 6:8: 
  • Jeremiah 17:7-8
  • Ephesians 3:17-19
  • 2 Peter 3:18
  • Joshua 1:9
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Proverbs 3:5-6
  • Deuteronomy 13:4
  • Matthew 22:37, 39

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