We who believe in Jesus are blessed. God sees us as blameless and holy. We’re forgiven. We’re sealed with the Holy Spirit. No one, nothing, can take out us out of God’s hand. These are God-given spiritual blessings.
If you want even more blessing, pray that you become the kind of person God promises to bless. The blessing described in these verses means happy or endued (clothed) with power for success or prosperity.
Pray that you would trust in the Lord.
“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord and whose trust is the Lord. He will be like a tree planted by the water…He will not be anxious in a year of drought or cease to yield fruit.” Jeremiah 17:8-9
Pray that you would obey the Lord. In Deuteronomy 28 there’s a whole list of blessings promised for obedience.
“All these blessings will come upon you and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God.” Deuteronomy 28:2
Pray that you would think about and read the Bible.
“Blessed is the man who meditates on His Word day and night…in whatever he does he prospers.” Psalm 1:1-3
Pray that you would learn to wait for God.
“The Lord favors those who fear him, those who wait for his lovingkindness.” Psalm 147:11
Pray the you would have strength to persevere.
“Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial.” James 1:12
Pray that you would let God help you.
“Blessed is the man whose help is the God of Jacob.” Psalm 146:5
Pray that you would enthusiastically applaud God.
“Blessed are those who have learned to acclaim (enthusiastically applaud) you.” Psalm 89:15
Pray that you would learn to take refuge in God.
“Blessed are all those who take refuge in you.” Psalm 2:12