January 2 The Priestly Benediction
New International Version (NIV)
24 “‘“The LORD bless you (insert your name here)
and keep you; (insert your name here)
25 the LORD make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you; (insert your name here)
26 the LORD turn his face toward you (insert your name here)
and give you (insert your name here) peace.”’
My best friend taught me this prayer and she told me to pray it every morning before my feet hit the floor. She was the greatest person of faith that I have ever known. She prayed for me and my children often. I am not quite sure that I measure up to her HIGH standards but I habitually pray every morning before my feet hit the floor. I pray this priestly prayer for our Nation, our leaders, our troops, our church pastors, and ministry leaders, for Israel, and the United Kingdom, I also pray for the Queen, her family and her parliament. And I pray for the Band U2, for all my children and for all my siblings and their offspring. I may not get to pray for all of them every day but I pray for most of them on a regular basis. If I am having a difficult time praying as I have occasionally then I will get another man or woman of prayer to pray for my prayer life to be strengthened.
And on those days that I do not pray as I should I just run to Jesus and I ask HIM to intercede for my loved ones today and I place them all in HIS hands.