A Father’s Blessing
The blessing is a powerful tool with which we communicate acceptance and genuine commitment to our children. The word comes from the ancient practice of weighing coins on a scale to determine value. Blessing someone “adds value” to his or her life. We see in Scripture the word bless or blessing used almost 700 times. The Bible also gives us great evidence that our God is a God of blessing. Because we receive that blessing from our Heavenly Father, we have the wonderful opportunity to pass it on.
Below are two blessings you can speak over your children.
Father’s Blessing #1
My child, I love you! You are special. You are a gift from God. I thank God for allowing me to be a father to you. I am proud of you, and I rejoice over you. And now I bless you.
I bless you with the healing of all wounds of the heart – wounds of rejection, neglect, and abuse that you have suffered. In Jesus’ name, I break the power of all cruel and unjust words spoken over you.
I bless you with overflowing peace, the peace that only the Prince of Peace can give.
I bless your life with fruitfulness: good fruit, abundant fruit, and fruit that remains.
I bless you with success. You are the head and not the tail; you are above and not beneath.
I bless the gifts that God has given you.
I bless you with wisdom to make good decisions and to develop your full potential in Christ.
I bless you with overflowing prosperity, enabling you to be a blessing to others.
I bless you with spiritual influence, for you are the light of the world and the salt of the earth.
I bless you with depth of spiritual understanding and a closer walk with your Lord. You will not stumble or falter, for the Word of God will be a lamp to your feet and a light to your path.
I bless you to release God in the workplace – not just to testify, or model good character, but also to glorify God with the excellence and creativity of your work.
I bless you with good friends. You have favor with God and man.
I bless you with abounding and overflowing love, from which you will minister God’s comforting grace to others.
You are blessed, my child! You are blessed with all spiritual blessings in Christ Jesus. Amen!
Father’s Blessing #2
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you. May the Lord be gracious to you. May the Lord lift His countenance upon you and give you peace. May He cover you with His name.
I pray that you remember it is the Lord who gives you power to create wealth, that He might establish His covenant with you.
When you ask Him for wisdom; He will give it to you in generous supply.
You are a child of God and you do not walk in the counsel of the ungodly, nor stand in the path of the sinner nor sit in the seat of the scornful, but your delight is in the word of God.
I pray that you meditate on the word of God, day and night.
You shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of living water. You will bring forth fruit in due season; your leaves will not wither and whatever you do shall prosper.
You are the head and not the tail; above only and not beneath. You are blessed going out and blessed coming in.
You can do all things through Christ who gives you strength.
Greater is Jesus in you than anything that is in the world.
You are the lender and not the borrower.
No weapon formed against you will prosper.
God has not given you the spirit of fear, but He has given you Power, Love, and a Sound Mind. Amen!