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What a beautiful blessing from the King of a united Israel. As David wrote this blessing, he compiled the most important elements of life. He prayed God would hear us when we were in trouble. He prayed God would forgive us because of our sacrifices.  He asked that God would provide sanctuary when we needed His cover, and he would provide the support we needed and both fiscal and emotional.  Finally, he simply prayed God would bless our plans and give the desires of our heart.

I echo David’s prayer for each of you and ask our Lord to make the prayer real in each of your lives.

God Bless You

May the Lord answer you when you are in distress;
    may the name of the God of Jacob protect you.
May he send you help from the sanctuary
    and grant you support from Zion.
May he remember all your sacrifices
    and accept your burnt offerings.[b]
May he give you the desire of your heart
    and make all your plans succeed.
May we shout for joy over your victory
    and lift up our banners in the name of our God.

May the Lord grant all your requests.