“To bless in the biblical sense means to ask for or to impart supernatural favor.”

The Prayer of Jabez

Bruce Wilkinson

“…bless you in the name of the Lord!”  

Psalm 129:8

I bless you, my reader, “in the name of the Lord”: may supernatural favor be imparted to you – now.

 

 First level blessings

“May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (New Living Translation)

“May you be blessed of the Lord, Who made heaven and earth!” Psalm 115:15 (Amplified Bible)

“May grace (spiritual blessing) and peace be given you in increasing abundance…freedom from fears, agitating passions, and moral conflicts].” 1 Peter 1:2 (Amplified Bible)

“Let Your mercy and loving-kindness, O Lord, be upon us, in proportion to our waiting and hoping for You.” Psalm 33:22 (Amplified Bible)

“May grace (God’s unmerited favor) and spiritual peace…peace with God…unity…undisturbedness] be yours from God our Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” Ephesians 1:2 (Amplified Bible)

“…may he be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher and supporter in your old age…” Ruth 4:14-15 (Amplified Bible)

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Second level blessings

“The Lord bless you and watch, guard, and keep you; the Lord make His face to shine upon and enlighten you and be gracious (kind, merciful, and giving favor) to you; the Lord lift up his [approving] countenance upon you and give you peace (tranquility of heart and life continually).” Numbers 6:26-27 (Amplified Bible)

 

Third level blessings

 “May He grant you out of the rich treasury of His glory to be strengthened and reinforced with mighty power in the inner man by the (Holy) Spirit (Himself)” Ephesians 3:16 (Amplified Bible)

“May peace be within your wallsPsalm 124:7 (Amplified Bible)

May mercy, peace, and love be yours in ever-increasing measure.” Jude 2 (THE WORD The bible from 26 Translations)

“May everything good from God our Father be yours!” Colossians 1:1-2(Message Bible) “Let all who seek God’s help live in joy.” Psalm 69:32 (New Living Translation)

“May you have more and more of God’s special favor and peace 1 Peter 1:2 (New Living Translation)

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 Fourth level blessings

“May the God of your hope so fill you with all joy and peace in believing [through the experience of your faith] that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you may abound and be overflowing (bubbling over) with hope.” Romans 15:13 (Amplified Bible)

“Grace and spiritual blessing be to you and [soul] peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah)” Galatians 1:3 (Amplified Bible)

“Have the roots [of your being] firmly and deeply planted [in Him, fixed and founded in Him], being continually built up in Him, becoming increasingly more confirmed and established in the faith…” Colossians 2:7 (Amplified Bible)

“…you are in Him, made full and having come to fullness of life [in Christ you too are filled with the God-head—Father, Son and Holy Spirit—and reach full spiritual stature]. And He is the Head of all rule and authority [of every angelic principality and power].” Colossians 2:10 (Amplified Bible)

“…may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of God and the Lord Jesus Christ…” Thessalonians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

“May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ…” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (Amplified Bible)

“ …I pray] that the participation in and sharing of your faith may produce and promote full recognition and appreciation and understanding and precise knowledge of every good [thing] that is ours in…Christ Jesus…” Philemon 1:6 (Amplified Bible)

“May He grant you according to your heart’s desire and fulfill all your plans.” Psalm 20:4 (Amplified Bible)

“God be merciful and gracious to us and bless us and cause His face to shine upon us and among us…that Your way may be known upon earth, Your…deliverances and your salvation) among all nations.” Psalm 67:1-2 (Amplified Bible)

“May the Lord bring you into an ever deeper understanding of the love of God and the endurance that comes from Christ.” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (New Living Translation)

“May the Lord continually bless you Psalm 128:5 (New International Version)

“May (God’s favor) and peace (which is perfect well-being, all necessary good, all spiritual prosperity, and freedom from fears and agitating passions and moral conflicts) be multiplied to you in…personal…knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.” 2 Peter 1:2 (Amplified Bible)

“May inspire you with wisdom and true insight Ephesians 1:17 (THE WORD The bible from 26 Translations)

“…let the beauty and delightfulness and favor of the Lord our God be upon us; confirm and establish the work of our hands—yes, the work of our hands, confirm and establish it.” Psalm 90:17 (Amplified Bible) *

“Let those who favor my righteous cause…shout for joy and be glad…” Psalm 35:27 (Amplified Bible)

“…let the humble and afflicted hear be glad.” Psalm 34:2 (Amplified Bible)

“…that My joy and delight may be in you, and that your joy and gladness may be of full measure and complete and over-flowing.” John 15:3 (Amplified Bible)

“…He thus purposes to make known and show the wealth of His glory in [dealing with] the vessels (objects) of His mercy…” Romans 9:23 (Amplified Bible)

“May [our] peace-giving God be with you all!” Romans 15:33 (Amplified Bible)

“…may the name of our Lord Jesus Christ be glorified and become more glorious through and in you, and may you [also be glorified] in Him according to the grace (favor and blessing) of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ…” 2 Thessalonians 1:12 (Amplified Bible)

“…may our Lord Jesus Christ Himself and God our Father, Who loved us and gave us everlasting consolation and encouragement and well-founded hope through [His] grace (unmerited favor), comfort and encourage your hearts and strengthen them [make them steadfast and keep them unswerving] in every good work and word.” 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17 (Amplified Bible)

“May the Lord direct your hearts into [realizing and showing] the love of God and into the steadfastness and patience of Christ…” 2 Thessalonians 3:5 (Amplified Bible)

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Fifth level blessings

“May [our] peace-giving God be with you all!” Romans 15:33          (Amplified Bible)

“…may be braced (comforted, cheered, and encouraged) as they are knit together in love, that they may come to have all the abounding wealth and blessings of assured conviction of understanding, and that they may become progressively more intimately acquainted with and may know more definitely and accurately and thoroughly that mystic secret of God, [which is] Christ (the Anointed One).” Colossians 2:2 (Amplified Bible)

“Now may the Lord of peace Himself grant you His peace (the peace of His kingdom) at all times and in all ways [under all circumstances and conditions, whatever comes]. The Lord [be] with you all.” 2 Thessalonians 3:16 (Amplified Bible)

“May Christ…[actually] dwell (settle down, abide, make His permanent home) in you hearts…[That you may really come] to know [practically, through experience for yourselves] the love of Christ…[may have the richest measure of the divine Presence and become a body wholly filled and flooded with God Himself]…by… His] power that is at work within us, is able to [carry out His purpose and] do super-abundantly, far over and above all that we [dare] ask or think [infinitely beyond our highest prayers, desires, thoughts, hopes, or dreams]” Ephesians 3:17, 19-20 (Amplified Bible)

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Sixth level blessings

…I pray that from his glorious, unlimited resources he will give you mighty inner strength through his Holy Spirit. And I pray that Christ will be more and more at home in your hearts as you trust in him. May your roots go down deep into the soil of God’s marvelous love. And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love really is. May you experience the love of Christ, though it is so great you will never full understand it. Then you will be filled with the fullness of life and power that comes from God.” Ephesians 3:14-19 (New Living Translation)

“…we have not ceased to pray and make [special] request for you, [asking] that you may be filled with the full (deep and clear) knowledge of His will in all spiritual wisdom [in comprehensive insight into the ways and purposes of God] and in understanding and discernment of spiritual things – that you may walk (live and conduct yourselves) in a manner worthy of the Lord, fully pleasing to Him and desiring to please him in all things, bearing fruit in every good work and steadily growing and increasing in and by the knowledge of God [with fuller deeper, and clearer insight, acquaintance, and recognition]. [We pray] that you may be invigorated and strengthened with all power according to the might of His glory, [to exercise] every kind of endurance and patience (perseverance and forbearance) with joy.” Colossians 1:9-11 (Amplified Bible)

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