A Benediction For The Nations

Psalm 67:1-2 — In the opening lines of Psalm 67, the author quotes from the most famous benediction in the Bible, the priestly blessing in Numbers 6. Even today this benediction is widely used and much loved in Christian worship.

The way the Psalmist uses this familiar text is very interesting. It reveals a deep evangelical concern for the Nations. In this brief lesson we consider what is essentially a missionary prayer in the Old Testament.