Daily Devotional 6-12-20

A Parting Prayer 
By Rev. Emmanuel Afful

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.
Number 6:24-26

The wise teacher said, “there is time for everything,” (Eccl. 3:1); including a season of settlement, and one of transition. The above scripture is a prayer of blessing that I share with you as I conclude my service among you and transition to another context.

This prayer was a prescription from God for Aaron to bless the Israelites. It’s a six part blessing:

The Lord bless you: Blessing of God’s goodness and sustenance.

The Lord keep you: Blessing of divine protection and security.

The Lord make his face shine on you: Blessings of divine favor.

The Lord be gracious to you: Blessing of lovingkindness and gift.

The Lord life up his countenance on you: Blessing of divine approval.

The Lord give you peace: Blessing of the Shalom of God.  

From the depth of my heart I pray these blessings on you, your family, your children, and your children’s children.

Thank you, all, for receiving and loving me as your pastor for the past three years. I have enjoyed and learned a lot from you.

I would also like to inform you that this ministry of daily devotion would be paused for a while, and you would be notified of a restart date.