Weekly Blessings over area*
Adapted from material by Roy Godwin
Heavenly Father, we take upon ourselves the mantle of authority that Jesus delegates to His disciples and in His Name we speak to every household in Bo’ness, Bathgate, Linlithgow, Polmont, and the villages and farms of the area and say to you:
“We bless you in the Name of the Lord. We bless your marriages that they may be strong and whole; that the relationships between the partners may be loving, forgiving, merciful and strong. We bless every intergenerational relationship within each household that there may be peace and love and understanding flowing between each one.
In Jesus’ Name we bless every network of wholesome and supportive friendship.
We bless your health that you may be strong and well. In Jesus’ Name we resist any sickness or disease which seeks to invade this area, and to every person in the area we say, be well, be strong, be healthy. To any who are sick right now we say we bless you in Jesus’ Name with a speedy recovery.
We bless your wealth that you may have plenty, replacing poverty. We bless you to have enough to live and enough to give. We bless the work of your hands that whatever you turn your hand to which is wholesome may be profitable. We bless every wholesome enterprise that is conducted by you that it may prosper and be successful.
We bless your soil that it may produce good grass and crops yielding rich harvests. We bless the flocks and herds that they may be well and strong and that they may multiply.
We bless your children & youth. We bless their ability for spiritual discernment that they may recognise Jesus and that trust may grow. We bless their capacity to learn and to develop wholesome relationships. . We bless local school communities that they may be secure, safe places for all.
We speak to the churches and all other places of Christian worship; we bless you in the Name of the Lord that the Holy Spirit and the Word of God may flow out from you in power. We bless the hearts of all who live in the area that you may be quickened to hear and respond to the Voice of the Living God; We bless all who live and work here, that the overspill of the blessings of the presence of the Kingdom of God may fall upon you.” AMEN
The Way of Blessing
Pub: DavidCCook. (2016)
* At St John’s we have used this at weekly LHOP meetings but each paragraphs could be used independently at specific moments, for example on a prayer walk.