The 33rd chapter of Deuteronomy begins with this verse:
This is the blessing that Moses the man of God pronounced on the Israelites before his death.
As the chapter unfolds, we find separate blessings.
This is part of the blessing for the tribe of Joseph from verses 13-16:
About Joseph he said:
“May the Lord bless his land
with the precious dew from heaven above
and with the deep waters that lie below;
with the best the sun brings forth
and the finest the moon can yield;
with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwelt in the burning bush.
Let all these rest on the head of Joseph,
on the brow of the prince among his brothers.”
I don’t hear much about people blessing others anymore.
Why couldn’t we?
Not just when we are dying, but throughout our lives?
What about praying for good things for our children, even when they become teenagers and adults?
Prayers that ask the Lord to bless them.
Prayers about blessing them with wisdom.
Blessing them with hearts that are tender toward God.
Praying for their faithfulness.
Praying for their purity.
Praying for their strength.
Can’t we bless our own children when we pray for them?
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