May God be merciful and bless us. May his face shine with favor on us. Psalm 67: 1 NLT
A simple verse, a simple prayer. Yet, powerful and complex in its scope and desire.
May God be merciful. God's mercy is something we all should be asking for as we are sinful creatures. Even when we think we are right with God, we often harbor disobedient thoughts in our hearts. Asking for God to be merciful certainly covers a lot of mistakes!
May God bless us. God's blessing is more than just asking for provisions or rescue. If you receive God's blessing, you receive more than you could imagine.
May God's face shine with favor upon us. This is another way of asking for God's blessing. If God's face is shining upon you, God is paying attention to you and shedding his light on you. God is looking at you and directing his countenance upon you. To be in God's light and attention is more than a mere answering of our petitions; it is being in the light of perfection.
A simple verse, a simple prayer. Let's pray this now.
May God be merciful and bless us. May his face shine with favor on us. In Christ's name. Amen.
Copyright 2012 Amelia G. Sims