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  • Writer's pictureJeremy Napier

Verse of the Week

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To make sure everyone in the basketball program has scripture in front of them, I have been sending out a “verse of the week.” I will share an example below.


One of my favorite verses comes from Numbers 6:24-26. These are the very words the priest would pray over the people of Israel as they closed their daily morning service in the temple.


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Verse of the week:


Numbers 6:24-26


“May the LORD bless you and keep you; may the LORD make his face shine upon you and be gracious to you; may the LORD look with favor on you and give peace.”


Six things to learn from this verse:


1. “May the LORD bless you”- You are blessed by God. How are you blessing others?

2. “Keep you” -You’re His. John 10:28 says once His, no one can snatch you out of His hand.

3. “make His face shine upon you” - God lives in you. Can you show it in your facial expressions today?

4. “and be gracious to you”- The Word says God’s grace cast our sins as far as the East is to the West. (Psalms 103:12) That alone should make you smile!

5. “May the LORD look with favor on you”- You have the LORD’s favor! (Psalms 90:17)

6. “give peace”- Overwhelmed? Stressed? Turn to God who provides peace. (Phil. 4:6)

Love you guys.


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There is a lot to unpack in this short text but, these verses carry a lot of weight. These verses can be prayed over yourself or others. Some suggest that only spontaneous prayer is “real” prayer. However, why reinvent the wheel? This is an amazing scripture to pray that can be used as a guide or prayed verbatim. Personally, some of my best, most thought out prayers are ones that I spent time reflecting on, developing, praying through, and then wrote down to be read.



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