Heavenly Father, we take upon ourselves the mantle of authority
that Jesus delegates to his disciples and in his name we speak to every
household in the valleys, on the hillsides and by the beaches and say to you:
We bless you in the name of the Lord. We bless your marriages that they
may be strong and whole. We bless the partners in each marriage that
the marriages between them may be loving, forgiving, merciful and strong.
We bless every intergenerational relationship within each household that
there may be peace and love and understanding flowing between each one.
In Jesus’ name we bless every network of wholesome and supportive friendships.
We bless your health that you may be strong and well. In Jesus’ name we
resist any sickness or disease which seeks to invade these valleys, and to every
person in these valleys we say be well, be strong, be healthy.
To any who are sick right now we say we bless you in Jesus’ name
with speedy recovery.
We bless your wealth that you may have plenty to replace poverty.
We bless you to have enough to live and enough to give.
We bless the work of your hands that whatever you turn your hand to
which is wholesome may be profitable.
We bless every wholesome enterprise that is conducted by you that
it may prosper and be successful.
We bless the grass of the fields that it may be strong and nutritious
throughout the year.
We bless the flocks and the herds that they may be well and strong
and that they may multiply. We bless the cultivated land that it may
yield rich harvest.
We bless local schools that they may be safe, secure places for
teachers and pupils alike, We bless the children’s capacity to learn
and develop relationships and we bless their simple trust in Jesus,
that their trust may grow and become enriched.
We speak to the churches and to all the other places of worship and
we say we bless you in the name of the Lord, that the Holy Spirit
and the Word of God may flow out from you in power. We bless
the hearts of all who live in the valleys, on the hillsides and by the beaches that you
may be quickened to hear and respond to the voice of the Living God.
We bless all who live and work here, that the overspill of the blessings
of the presence of the Kingdom of God may fall upon you.