A common blessing by the Levites is recorded in Numbers 6:22-27 and adapted here. Just as the Lord asked Moses, Aaron, and the Levites to bless the people, we as a part of the royal priesthood want to bless the men in our midst.

Father's Day

The Lord bless you, and keep you

When it’s easy to see the blessing in the birth of a healthy child, a steady paycheck, the start of something new and exciting – and when it’s more challenging. Even if this has been a year of loss, heartache or despair, may you see and sense the ways you have been kept.

We ask for the Lord’s blessing on you today and every day.

The Lord make His face shine on you,

May you sense the ways in which God’s face shines upon you at the mere thought of you. The delight of God when he sees you working hard for those you love, making honorable choices with your words, your time, your money, and your relationships. And when your life is not so “shine-on-able,” may you have those in your life that you can turn towards, knowing where true help comes from.

We ask for the Lord to shine His face on you today and every day.

And be gracious to you;

As the Lord has been gracious to you, may he use you to be instruments of grace in our lives as well. May you have patience to put up with us on those days when it is hard, in those moments we are annoying, or when we interrupt you from doing your own thing.

We ask for the Lord to be gracious to you today and every day.

The Lord turn his face towards yours,

This year may the Lord continue to show Himself to you through many channels. May you see Him at work in nature, in the arts, in children, in the work of your hands and head, in his word, and through your significant relationships.

We ask for the Lord to lift up His countenance upon you today and every day.

And give you peace.

Peace in your heart, in your home, in your work place, in your relationships, with your finances, peace in your stage of life. Peace.

We ask for the Lord to give you peace today and every day.

Men and future men, today we ask that 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.

Amen

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p.s. Answers to Three truths and a lie Monday China time.

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  1. Mike June 15, 2013 at 10:29 pm - Reply

    Thanks, Amy! I’ve been much more aware of His blessing over these past couple months, more than I ever have in the past. Especially the last part – giving me peace.

    Oh, and I really like the pic. Wonder where it was taken?! :-)

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      Amy June 15, 2013 at 10:35 pm - Reply

      On a walk with a great host who has helped open my eyes to a broader perspective of the world. And may the Lord add to the peace that you have experienced — so thankful we are not left alone!

      • Mike June 16, 2013 at 12:00 am - Reply

        Amen!

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