Blessing Others - 365 Questions for a Woman's Soul

blessing others - What does it look like to bless another person?

Then the LORD said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons to bless the people of Israel with this special blessing: ‘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 6:22-26

This same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Now all glory to God our Father forever and ever! Amen.

Philippians 4:19-20

Jacob went over and kissed him. And when Isaac caught the smell of his clothes, he was finally convinced, and he blessed his son.

Genesis 27:27

Bless those who persecute you. Don’t curse them; pray that God will bless them.

Romans 12:14

IN SCRIPTURE, blessing someone else is a profoundly personal and powerful act. When we bless others, we are proclaiming that we want good things for their lives. Blessing another always involves God because when we will the good of another person, we realize only God is capable of bringing that about. To bless someone is to ask God, on behalf of the other person, to support the good we want for them. That helps us understand how Jesus’ teaching to bless our enemies was such a revolutionary idea. Who might God be asking you to speak a blessing over? Is it a friend—or perhaps an enemy? Look to Scripture to gain the words to speak a blessing over someone near you.

Prayer Prompts

Lord, I want to speak a blessing over . . .

Your Word inspires me to bless him or her with words like these: . . .

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