Tuesday, May 25, 2010

a blessing for today

do you ever have those times while reading the bible that you rediscover, or seemingly discover for the first time, a passage that you may have read 100 times, but for some reason this time it jumps out and grabs you?!  i just had one of those moments and i want to share with you all.

last night was my wonderful husband's birthday and we celebrated with cramming 50 friends and family (includes the children) into our little 1100 square foot house for dessert and fellowship.  we took a time to pray over my husband and bless his upcoming year.  this morning, while i was reading the bible, i found what would have been the perfect blessing to pray over him for this year in psalm 20.  it is a psalm of david, but it reminded me so much of the irish blessings that are on greeting cards.  it is perfect to pray over a friend who is celebrating a birthday and entering a new year or season, and completely a scriptural way to prophesy over his/her life.

may He send you help from the sanctuary and support you from zion
may He remember all your meal offerings and find your burnt offering acceptable! selah.
may He grant you your heart's desire and fulfill all your counsel
we will sing for joy over your victory, and in the name of our God we will set up our banners. may the LORD fulfill all your petitions.
now i know that the LORD saves His anointed; He will answer him from His holy heaven with the saving strength of His right hand.
some boast in chariots and some in horses, but we will boast in the name of the LORD, our God.
they have bowed down and fallen, but we have risen and stood upright.
save, O LORD; may the King answer us in the day we call.
                                                                                          psalm 20
 so take the as a blessing for you day.  be blessed!



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