Dear prayer partner,

God is always with us and providing for us — but there are times when we need an extra special dose of his power. Such times call for a prayer of blessing.

We often hear blessings at weddings and at funerals, for newborns and school graduates, or even for a new house or car. You can pray a prayer of blessing for any situation — and even lift one up for yourself.

Prayers of blessing are found throughout Scripture. Perhaps you’ve heard this blessing from Numbers chapter 6 read at the end of a church service:

“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”

—Numbers 6:24-26, NIV

This passage is called the Aaronic blessing, and it’s a common benediction for corporate worship. The Lord gave these words to Moses so Aaron and his sons could use them to bless the people of Israel.

We invite you to pray this blessing for someone in your life or for yourself today. And we invite you to look for other opportunities to pray blessings, asking the Lord for an extra measure of his grace and help in times of need or change.




  • Thank God that rainfall in Colombia has subsided and communities are no longer affected by flooding. Infrastructure is being repaired, and the community has access to drinking water.
  • Thank God that families impacted by flooding in Peru have received assistance, including materials to repair their homes, mattresses, beds, clothing, hygiene items and school supplies.
  • Thank God that the Marburg virus detected in Tanzania has been eradicated.