Friday, December 10, 2010

Blessing Our Cities -- Presence

The last of the types of blessing prayer (which have included hope, peace, increase, family fulness, abundant life, provision and transformation) is for presence.

May the God of Heaven and Earth protect you as if holding you in cradling arms. May God's presence be real, and may provision and favor rest upon you as if you were seeing a loving face smiling into yours. May the Lord find you and draw you so that you encounter Christ in all of his relational splendor. May the Lord's love and power and beauty be real to you, lifting your life up into the life of God and giving you Heaven's peace. Then, full of new life, may you bless the people of your city in whatever way God grants to you this season. Amen