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This daily post is designed to help you live into our New Room Society covenant of practicing daily prayer together. Below is this week’s theme and daily practice.
Week 21: Blessing
How can you both be and speak the blessing of God in our world?
“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.”
Numbers 6:24-2, 6, King James Version (KJV)
God has blessed you abundantly.
And the blessing of God naturally multiplies itself when it falls on the open hearts of receptive people.
How well do you return the blessings of God? Do God’s blessings flow through you to others, or do they fill only your own thirsty soul, then remain bottled up there?
You already know about “saying the blessing” at meals. Even people outside the church often do it. And you are certainly familiar with the idea of being the hands and feet of Jesus, or being a blessing in the world.
But how frequently do you speak God’s blessing on other people?
When you bless others, you bring them God’s goodness.
Like the leavening in dough, the act of speaking God’s blessing upon others brings life and lift to an increasingly deadened and weary world.
Is your leavening raising the spirits of a tired planet into the refreshment and love of God?
Sunday: A New (Old) Song
“Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts.” Psalm 33:3, New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)
Begin your week with Michael Gungor’s “Doxology” and an inner naming of your blessings or attitude of thankfulness.
How do the different movements in the music change the blessings you think of during your prayer?