26 November 2022
“The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make His face to shine upon you; And be gracious to you; the LORD lift up His countenance upon you, and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26
God of Creation, your beloved Son Jesus, instructed us in the ways of Truth, in always adhering to your Holy Will and giving us a new Covenant, to protect us, sustain us, and guard us. Jesus revealed that the multitude of angels watch over and guard us here on earth, simultaneously gazing upon your radiant countenance in your Kingdom in the heavenly places. He taught us to be harbingers of love and peace on this earth, seeking and giving your blessings to all our fellowmen.
Lord, your divine attributes of loving kindness, and true compassion towards needy and undeserving recipients, are characteristic of the behavior we ought to display towards one another, irrespective of their worthiness, since we ourselves are unworthy of your free grace and favors distributed to us. It also implies that you cause your face to shine on those who seek you with fervor and devotion, waiting to serve you and wanting to be a blessing to you.
Gracious God, it is your character to love unconditionally, without any expectations. You bestow on us all favor, grace and benefits according to our needs, by the riches of your glory, in Jesus’ Name, because of your infinite goodness. You extend mercy and kindness on whoever you please and who pleases you. By your command, we are a priesthood of believers as followers of Christ and we have the power and wonderful privilege to bless others with our words. Grant us the grace of sending supernatural blessings, and receiving your benefaction in Jesus’ Name. Amen