The Lord Bless You

Numbers 6: 24-26: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face shine on you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face toward you and give you peace. (NIV)

Scottish Blessing:  May the blessing of light be on you – light without and light within.  May the blessed sunlight shine on you like a great peat fire, so that stranger and friend may come and warm himself at it.  And may light shine out of the two eyes of you, like a candle set in the window of a house, bidding the wanderer come in out of the storm.  And may the blessing of the rain be on you, may it beat upon your Spirit and wash it fair and clean, and leave there a shining pool where the blue of Heaven shines, and sometimes a star.  And may the blessing of the earth be on you, soft under you as you lie out on it, tired at the end of day; and may it rest so lightly over you that your soul may be out from under it quickly; off and on its way to God.  And now may the Lord bless you, and bless you kindly. Amen

Prayer Editor: Pam Jackson

Source: Blessings and Prayers; John Birch

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