Inspiration

A Prayer For God’s Blessings

Father God, as we pause before you, we seek your blessing on our lives.
This journey is hard, filled with heartache and pain. We often find
ourselves down, wondering how and when you will come to our rescue. We
struggle to get our feet under us, to see how our lives will ever come
together.

And yet, your Word promises blessings to those of us who believe, to those of us who choose obedience to you and your Word. You promise abundant life to those whose hearts are focused on you, to those who are fully yours.

As we turn our hearts to you, we claim your promises, your blessings that you have stored up for us.

We confess our need for you, the reality that we simply can’t do this
life without you. We fall at your throne proclaiming our need for the
blessings only you can provide.

But blessed is the one who trusts
in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree
planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not
fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in
a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.” 

– Jeremiah 17:7-8

May we truly trust you. May we cling to your
promises. May our confidence truly be in you. Let us plant our roots
deep in the things of God so we can withstand the storms of this life,
so we may flourish and bear fruit that can only come from you. Let your
blessings fall on us as you promise.

Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and he will establish your plans. 

– Proverbs 16:3

Our hearts long to be fully yours, fully
committed to you and your ways. Direct our steps as we seek your face.
Give us the wisdom and direction to make choices that honor you. And as
we make God-honoring decisions, establish our plans. Establish our
lives. Bless our journeys.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

– Philippians 4:19

This life is filled with uncertainty. It’s
filled with needs and longings. It’s filled with human desires. May we
trust you to provide for us from your abundance that we know is ours as
children of the One True King. May we see your provision, Jehovah Jireh.
May you bless us with the riches of heaven.

For I command you
today to love the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him, and to
keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase,
and the Lord your God will bless you in the land you are entering to
possess. 

– Deuteronomy 30:16

Some of us are living in the Promised Land,
the land of plenty, the land of redemption. Some of us are still
wandering in the wilderness, praying we can possess the full measure of
abundance you have promised. May we be faithful to keep your commands
and walk in obedience so you will be faithful to keep your promise of
increase. Bless the land in which we are living.

Taste and see that the Lord is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him. 

– Psalm 34:8

I can truly say I’ve tasted your goodness, your
love, your faithfulness! I’ve experienced the goodness and grace of my
merciful Father. And it is good! So very good! May we all find the
delight of experiencing you in the fullness of your beauty. May we all
find refuge in you. May we experience the blessing of knowing you deeply
and intimately.

How abundant are the good things that you have
stored up for those who fear you, that you bestow in the sight of all,
on those who take refuge in you. 

– Psalm 31:19

You promise us good things. You promise to pour out
blessings in the sight of all, to let your goodness be evident to a
world desperately in need of you. May we be the recipients. May we put
ourselves in a position to receive, to recognize the blessings that fall
from heaven. May we be counted among those who experience your
blessings as we hide ourselves in you.

Surely, LORD, you bless the righteous; you surround them with your favor as with a shield. 

– Psalm 5:12

Lord, surround us. Hem us in on every side.
Overwhelm us with your favor, with your grace. We pray for your
blessings, blessings that can only come from you.

Instead of
shame and dishonor, you will enjoy a double share of honor. You will
possess a double portion of prosperity in your land, and everlasting joy
will be yours. 

– Isaiah 61:7

You promise a double share of honor, a double
portion of prosperity. You promise everlasting joy to those who love
you, to those who choose to walk with you. May we be the ones, the ones
who find your promises fulfilled. May we find the double blessings that
are promised to your children.

May the Lord bless you and protect
you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord
show you his favor and give you his peace.’ 

– Numbers 6:24-26

Oh Lord, for your blessings we pray. Be gracious to us. Show us your favor. Give us peace.

And
may we find the blessings that come from your greater than anything we
could ask or imagine. May we find complete joy and contentment in our
relationship with you. 

You are God, and we need you. Bless us.

[by Dena Johnson]

Tags

Tony Orji

Dr. Tony Orji is the founder and owner of Success Tonics Blog. He is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Economics, University of Nigeria, Nsukka.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Back to top button