Word of the Day: Psalm 67:1
God be gracious to us and bless us, and cause His face to shine upon us.
God Bless Us
According to Jewish custom, the people recite the above at the end of each Sabbath day. This Psalm is based on the ancient blessing pronounced by Aaron: "May the Lord bless you and protect you. May the Lord smile on you and be gracious to you. May the Lord show you His favor and give you His peace" (Numbers 6:24-26)
After having sought their own blessing, the worshipers then added, "May Your ways be known throughout the earth, Your saving power among people everywhere" (verse 2). Those who know the blessings of God on their lives should never ignore a world outside that lacks a knowledge of God.
My heart cry must become, "May the nations praise You, O God" (verse 5).