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.
 And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them. (KJV)
Moses, Aaron and other spiritual priests spoke this blessing over their people at the end of every service, at Gods request.
The Lord wanted to bless his people and wanted his children to know that through their love and faith in him, he would bless them.
Some looked for blessings from idols and some took it upon themselves to find their own blessings, in their own way. But through the blessing of God, his people could relax by knowing that their Heavenly Father wanted them blessed and knew exactly what blessings they needed.
God was willing to look after his children, all the time. He knew what they needed and gave it to them. He gave them manna and water in the desert. He gave them shoes that never wore out during their wanderings to the promised land. The people who left Egypt with Moses could not have left without Gods intervention. Because they were his children, he met all of their needs.
It is no different today. To have the Fathers face shining upon us shows that he watches over his children the same as a loving parent watches over and is ready, at any given time, to step into their child’s life.
Countenance means support. How wonderful is it that God has placed on the heart of the spiritual leaders to pray this benediction over His people so that we will be assured we have Gods support every day?
And He would bring them peace. They were told at the end of prayer times that God would give them peace. Peace no matter what they needed, what problems they had, what situation they were in. God promised to bring them peace and that is still what God is promising us today.
Loving Father in Heaven,
How blessed am I that my Pastor chooses to give the Lords blessing to us every Sunday? Thank you Lord for placing the desire in my Pastors heart to want to declare the blessing over his (and your) sheep.
Because I am your child, this prayer reminds me that you, through the Pastors mouth, are blessing me, loving me and always watching over me. You know what my needs are and I can relax knowing that you are right there with me, being my strength and my support.
Through this prayer God is reminding me of the Trinity and that all three had a part of the blessing.
God, the Father blesses us and keeps his children.
God, the Son makes God’s face to shine on us and brings us grace.
God, the Holy Spirit leads us in the way God wants us to live and gives us peace.
Thank you Father, that even today, you place in the hearts of our Spiritual Leaders to declare this benediction over their congregations.
I love and have faith in you that I am blessed and that I am your child. For that I am truly thankful.
In the name of Jesus of Nazareth, I pray.