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How To Bless Someone In Prayer

As a Christian, there is definitely a time when someone prayed for us, and that person’s prayer blessed us. We were blessed in the sense that we were encouraged and edified with what the person prayed for us. We should also do the same for our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ. As Christians, Christ commanded us to love one another. We cannot claim to love God and not love our fellow brothers or sisters in Christ. That is why we bless them through our prayers because we love them. The Bible also takes this commandment a step further. In 1 Peter 3:8-12, the apostle Peter tells us how we ought to treat one another as brothers and sisters in Christ, despite the conflicts or tensions that may arise. Peter tells us that we must have unity of mind, sympathy, brotherly love, a tender heart, and a humble mind towards each other. He mentions in verse 9 that we are not to repay evil for evil, but instead, we are to bless our fellow brothers and sisters in Christ who have done evil towards us. God’s word commands us, as Christians, to bless and pray not only for brothers and sisters in Christ that we get along with, but also for those who have hurt us and unjustly wronged us.

1 John 4:20

If a man say, I love God, and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen?

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone.

How to Bless Someone in Prayer

3 John 1:11

Beloved, follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God.

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone.

How to Bless Someone in Prayer

1 Peter 3:8-12

8 Finally, be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful, be courteous:

9 Not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing.

10 For he that will love life, and see good days, let him refrain his tongue from evil, and his lips that they speak no guile:

11 Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.

12 For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.

How do you say a blessing over someone?

To know what blessing we can pray over someone, we should first know where to look and what to bless a person with through prayer. There is no better place to look than God’s word. In other words, praying something according to God’s will is one of the best blessings we can pray for a person, because God’s will is good, pleasing, and perfect. For example, it is God’s will for us to seek wisdom. The book of Proverbs has explicitly shown us the blessings of wisdom and why we should pursue it more eagerly than gold. Therefore, you can bless the person that you are praying for that he or she will grow in wisdom and always walk in the fear of the LORD. Here is an example of how you can pray for it:

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone. I pray that name of the person shall delight in the fear of You, which is the beginning of wisdom, and that they shall always walk in wisdom, prudence, and good sense. May they always desire wisdom more than gold and that they shall always hate what is evil and turn their feet away from it. In Jesus’ name, I pray. Amen.

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone.

How to Bless Someone in Prayer

1 John 5:14-15

14 And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us:

15 And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.

Romans 12:2

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone.

How to Bless Someone in Prayer

Also, we Christians need to have a renewed mind. We have our minds renewed as we read the Bible, meditate on God’s word day and night, and let the Holy Spirit renew our minds. If we want to bless someone with our prayer, we want to bless and pray something good, acceptable, and pleasing to God. We can only know and discern what is good, acceptable, and pleasing to God if our minds are renewed. A Christian praying a blessing with a renewed mind also means that they will pray for blessings that are bigger than other blessings. Weightier or more enormous blessings are blessings that have eternal weight, meaning that they bear something in eternity. Some examples of this are praying that a person may grow more in sanctification, bearing the fruit of the Spirit, perseverance amidst persecution, obedience before God, or to be used even more by God to bring more lost people to Christ. One common denominator among those examples is that all of them are things that matter eternally. Praying for provision, an increase in salary, promotion, good health, and other things concerning our temporary earthly life are not necessarily bad. However, those are small blessings that we can manage living without, as opposed to the more enormous blessings we mentioned that bear some importance in eternity. 

Colossians 3:2

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth.

Heavenly Father, all wisdom and understanding come from You alone.

How to Bless Someone in Prayer

Praying for good health and provision is a good blessing, but praying for a person to grow more in wisdom and live wisely is a far better blessing to pray. Spiritual blessings are always weightier than earthly blessings. God commanded us to set our minds on the things above. Even with the blessings that we pray and receive, we should desire and bless heavenly blessings.

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