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Priestly Prayer for God’s People

At the moment, the world seems to be in a panic over a virus, causing man-made systems, businesses, and services to shut down. As health officials tell us, we need to wash hands with soap every time we’re out and keep ourselves – and the air in our homes – hydrated.
Most important, however, we need to decide if we truly do trust God, Who made us, cares for us, and gives us this prayer:
Numbers 6:24-26 – the priestly prayer-blessing of Aaron over God’s people (KJV)
The Lord bless thee, and keep thee:
The Lord make his face shine upon thee, and be gracious unto thee:
The Lord lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.
From the Book of KJV Prayers - actual prayers from the King James Version of the Bible (KJV) collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019 

Numbers 6:24-26 – the prayer of Aaron (paraphrased)
Lord, we pray You bless and keep us.
We pray Your face shines graciously upon us.
We pray You look kindly toward us and give us Your God-peace.
Shalom.
From the Book of Bible Prayersact…

Jacob prays for a blessing

After being away for a couple of decades, Jacob heads home with two companies of peoples and a massive amount of livestock. Clearly, God has blessed him! So why does he pray to be blessed?

Genesis 32:26 – a prayer of Jacob
And he (a man of God or angel)said, Let me go, for the day breaketh.
And he (Jacob) said, I will not let thee go, except thou bless me.
From the Book of KJV Prayers – actual prayers from God’s Word collected by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019, from the King James Version of the Bible

Genesis 32:26 – a prayer of Jacob
Lord, I will not let You go until You bless me!
From the Book of Bible Prayersactual prayers of the Bible collected from a variety of translations and paraphrased by Mary Harwell Sayler, ©2019