Blessing of a Ministry and of Ministers
Water the Vineyard with Scripture Prayer
These are some Scriptures I gathered for pondering in prayer in preparation for writing a prayer to bless a ministry and the minister. I’ve lost the prayer, but the Scripture file is still here. I've looked it over and still find it a valuable resource. Hopefully this will jumpstart you into collecting Scriptures for blessing.
If you have a ministry of your own, pray these Scriptures over the work God has called you to. Write up your own prayer and share it with others who will help you water your vineyard with the water of the Word.
If you are not certain about how to start praying Scripture, read How to Pray Scripture. Lots of info there!
Now it shall come to pass, if you diligently obey the voice of the Lord you God, to observe carefully all His commandments which I command you today, that the Lord your God will set you high above all nations of the earth.
And all these blessing shall come upon you and overtake you, because you obey the voice of the Lord you God:
Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the country.
Blessed shall be the fruit of your body, the produce of you ground and the increase of you herds, the increase of you cattle and the offspring of your flocks.
Blessed shall be you basket and your kneading bowl.
Blessed shall you be when you come in and blessed shall you be when you go out.
The Lord will cause you enemies who rise against you to be defeated before you face; they shall come out against you one way and flee before you seven ways.
The Lord will command the blessing on you in you storehouses and in all to which you set your hand, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.
The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, just as He has sworn to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord you God and walk in His ways.
Then all peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the Lord, and they shall be afraid of you.
And the Lord will grant you plenty of goods, in the fruit of your body, in the increase of your livestock, and in the produce of your ground, in the land of which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you.
The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. You shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
And the Lord will make you the head and not the tail. You shall be above only, and not be beneath, if you heed the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you today, and are careful to observe them.
So it was, from the time that he had make him overseer of his house and all that he ha, that the Lord blessed the Egyptian’s house for Joseph’s sake, and the blessing of the Lord was on all that he had in the house and in the field.
Gen 22: 17,18
(spoken to Abraham as the angel stays his hand in sacrificing Isaac) blessing, I will bless you, and multiplying I will multiply your descendants as the stars of the heaven and as the sand which is on the seashore; and you descendants shall possess the gate of their enemies. In you seed all nations of the earth shall be blessed, because you have obeyed My voice.
I will lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence comes my help: My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.
He will not allow you foot to b moved; He who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, He who keeps Israel shall neither slumber not sleep.
The Lord is you keeper. The Lord is your shade at your right hand. The sun shall not strike you by day, nor the mood by night.
The Lord shall preserve you from all evil (We will go through adversity but come out a winner.); He shall preserver your soul. The Lord shall preserve you going out and your coming in from this time forth, and even forevermore.
For You have been a strength to the poor, a strength to the needy in his distress, a refuge from the storm a shade from the heat.
Ps 16: 5,6
O Lord, You are the portion of my inheritance and my cup. You maintain my lot. The lines have fallen to me in pleasant places. Yes, I have a good inheritance.
Is this not the fast that I have chosen: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the heavy burdens, to let the oppressed go free. And that you break every yoke? Is it not to share your bread with the hungry, and that you bring to your house the poor who are cast out; when you see the naked, that you cover him, and not hide yourself from your own flesh?
Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and you righteousness shall go before you. The glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the Lord will answer. You shall cry, and He will say, “Here I am.”
If you take away the yoke from your midst, the pointing of the finger, and speaking wickedness, if you extend your soul to the hungry and satisfy the afflicted soul, then your light shall dawn in the darkness, and your darkness shall be as the noonday.
The Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your soul in drought, and strengthen you bones. You shall be like a watered garden, and like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
Those from among you shall build the old waste places. You shall raise up the foundations of many generations. You shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Instead of bronze I will bring gold. Instead of iron I will bring silver. Instead of wood, bronze, and instead of stones, iron.
I will also make your officers peace, and your magistrates righteousness. Violence shall no longer be heard in your land, neither wasting nor destruction within your borders. But you shall call your walls Salvation and your gates Praise.
The sun shall no longer be you light by day nor for brightness shall the moon give you light. But the Lord will be to you an everlasting light and your God your glory. Your sun shall no longer go down, nor shall your moon withdraw itself, for the Lord will be your everlasting light, and the days of your mourning shall be ended.
Also your people shall all be righteous. They shall inherit the land forever, the branch of my planting, the work of My hands, that I may be glorified. A little one shall become a thousand, and a small one a strong nation.
But you shall be named the priest of the Lord. They shall call you the servants of our God. You shall eat the riches of the Gentiles, and in their glory you shall boast. Instead of your shame you shall have double honor. And instead of confusion, you shall rejoice in your portion. Therefore in our land you shall possess double. Everlasting joy shall be theirs.
The voice of one crying in the wilderness: Prepare the way of the Lord. Make straight in the desert a highway for our God. Every valley shall be exalted and every mountain and hill brought low. The crooked places shall be made straight and the rough places smooth. The glory of the Lord shall be revealed. And all flesh shall see it together, for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
He gives power to the weak, and to those who have no might He increases strength. Even the youths shall faint and be weary and the young men shall utterly fall. But those who wait on the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagle, they shall run and not be weary, they shall walk and not faint.
But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob. And He who formed you, O Israel: Fear not, for I have redeemed you. I have called you by your name. You are Mine.
When you pass through the waters, I will be with you and through the rivers, they shall not overflow you. When you walk through the fire, you shall not be burned, nor shall the flame scorch you. For I am the Lord your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
For I will our water on him who is thirsty, and floods on the dry ground. I will pour My Spirit on your descendants, and My blessing on your offspring. They will spring up among the grass like willows by the watercourses.
Rain down, you heavens, from above, and let the skies pour down righteousness. Let the earth open, let them bring forth salvation and let righteousness spring up together. I, the Lord, have created it.
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon Me and go and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. And you will seek Me and find Me when you search for Me with all your heart.
I will be found by you, says the Lord, and I will bring you back from your captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and from all the places where I have driven you, says the Lord, and I will bring you to the place from which I cause you to be carried away captive.
But God, who is rich in mercy, because of His great love with which He loved us, even when we were dead in trespasses, made us alive together with Christ (by grace we have been saved) and raised up together, and made us sit together in the heavenly placed in Christ Jesus, that in ages to come He might show the exceeding riches of His grace in His kindness toward us Christ Jesus.
Therefore brethren, we have confidence to enter the Holy place by the blood of Jesus, by a new and loving way which He inaugurated for us through the veil, that is, His flesh.
….put on the armor of light…put on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make no provision for the flesh in regard to its lusts.
for if a man is in Christ he becomes a new person altogether. The past is finished and gone, everything is fresh and new.
For is we have become united with Him in the likeness of His death, certainly we will be also in the likeness of His resurrection, knowing this, that our old self was crucified with Him, that our body of sin might be done away with.
He should did not spare His own Son, but delivered Him up for us all, how shall He not with Him also freely give us all things?
The Spirit Himself bears witness with our spirit that we are children of God, and if children, then heirs – heirs of God and joint heirs with Christ.
But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.
As the Father loved Me, I also have loved you. Abide in My love. If you keep My commandments, you will abide in My love, just as I have kept My Father’s commandments and abide in His love.
These thing I have spoken to you that My joy may remain in you and that your joy may be full. This is My commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends. You are My friends if you do whatever I command you.
No longer do I call you servants, for a servant does not know what his master is doing. But I have called you friends, for all things that I heard from My Father I have made known to you. You did not choose Me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit, and that your fruit should remain, that whatever you ask the Father in My name He may give you.