BIBLICAL PRAYERS & BLESSING
Saints/Believers can Incorporate these 2 Prayers and 1 Blessing in their Daily Prayer Life:
The Jabez Prayer (1 Chronicles 4:10)
God granted Jabez's requests. In Jabez's prayer, he asked God to (1) bless him; (2) help him in his work by extending his lands, (3) be with him in all he did and (4) keep him from evil and disaster. (Source: Life Applications Study Bible)
And Jabez called on the God of Israel saying, “Oh, that You would bless me indeed, and enlarge my territory, that Your hand would be with me, and that You would keep me from evil, that I may not cause pain!” So God granted him what he requested.
The Lord's Prayer ( Matthew 6:9-13)
The Lord's Prayer is a prayer of change.
Our Father which art in heaven, Hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come, Thy will be done in earth, as it is in heaven. Give us this day our daily bread. And forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.
The Aaronic Blessing/ Priestly Blessing (Numbers 6:24-26)
This prayer teaches about how to bless others & yourself. A blessing should contain 5 parts conveyed hope that God would (1) favor and protect; (2) be pleased; (3) be gracious (merciful and compassionate); (4) give his approval (5) give peace. When you ask God to bless others or yourself, you are asking Him to do these five things. (Source: Life Applications Study Bible)
The Jewish head of the household prays a blessing over their children on the Sabbath (Friday evening).
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace.”’
The Priestly Blessing in Hebrew
The Priestly Blessing in Hebrew is called Birkat HaKohanim
'Y'varekh'kha ADONAI v'yishmerekha. [May ADONAI bless you and keep you.] Ya'er ADONAI panav eleikha vichunekka. [May ADONAI make his face shine on you and show you his favor.] Yissa ADONAI panav eleikha v'yasem l'kha shalom. [May ADONAI lift up his face toward you and give you peace.]'