"Thank you so much for writing this book. You call it a little book...it is in fact like the Tardis...much much much bigger on the inside than it's physical appearance. 😊
The seeds of transformation in this book are so key to our Christian life and bringing His Kingdom to earth; they must never be under-estimated. And as seed they will come to maturity bearing much fruit and a never-ending supply of seed.
The Fathers blessing brought me to tears within the first few words...thank you...I needed that healing."
Hi.... I was given your little booklet. Interesting that something so small, can pack such a punch. Thank you for sharing your blessing with others. I read the Fathers Blessing. I cried and cried. I took it for myself, from God. My father has passed, and in later life may have said something like that to me, but certainly not earlier. I just want to thank you again, as I shared the same blessing with my mother, who wouldn't have had that said over her either. I bless you, as you have blessed me. Yours in Christ
I am the Chinese girl who sat next to you in the conference and you blessed me as a spiritual father.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the blessing you said over to me. Before the conference I prayed for 3 things - one of them was to let my father say sorry to me as he did very bad things to me which is not what a father should do to a daughter.
And God is so amazing he let you sit next to me and say sorry to me on behalf of my father. That's why I cried so much because I just felt God is so real and he answered my prayers in such an amazing way.
I am about to finish reading your booklet and already can't wait to share the concept of the blessings to my friends.
I would like to have more booklets to send to friends and bless them.
I believe that your book is one of the most anointed and useful books for this generation as it provides a simple and very effective way to enable the average Christian to become activated under the anointing of the Holy Spirit in a completely non-confrontational (thus very effective) way.
Pastor Jang (Fiji)
We are really blessed through the blessing ministry that Richard taught us at the Civic Centre. On Thursday, during fathers' day week, we had a special blessing night to bless fathers and then fathers to bless their family members. Every Thursday night now we do this blessing ministry. We have some good testimonies and expect many more shortly.
I've just read your book, downloaded for free, thank you. I loved it. It was recommended to me by a couple of ladies at church who have adopted the principles in your book. They have seen amazing results and suggested I read it.
I'd love to purchase 20 copies so that I may share it with others at church.
I recently ordered 60 copies of the booklet. Could I please order another 40. They have been gladly received and already testimonies of miracles in families, workplace, health and other endeavors.
Thanks for sharing your insights and how God has been teaching you.
Hi Richard just wanted to take a moment to send to you a testimony of a friend of mine who you prayed for. My friend had deep seated father issues due to the way he had treated her as a child to the extent that she was completely fearful of men and would always withdraw when men were around her. If there was a conflict situation where voices were raised she would become very fearful and basically sought to avoid those situations and would leave as soon as it was physically possible to do so.
You prayed the father's blessing at the end of the meeting and afterwards she went up for prayer. You then prayed individually for her and God turned up in such a powerful way that all her fear went and she has become a totally different person. She has never felt such liberty in her life. Her countenance has completely changed and there is a lightness in her appearance which was not there before.
Him: I blessed him … for the first time he really communicated with me: talking freely and smiling and laughing!
Her: I blessed her legs against restless leg syndrome. We both had tears in our eyes!
Ps Eunice - Kenya
Your book Mastaajabu ya Nguvu Za Kubariki is indeed a great book. Am blessed since I read it, those I pray for and bless are getting blessed. Will give you more testimonies. Many people are reading the book. 74 members in my church are reading it.
Bishop Michael - Kenya
Eighty two pastors and overseers received four thousand Swahili books 'The Awesome Power of Blessing' to give to their congregations.
They were elated ….
I would also like to give you a personal family testimony that took place last November 2016, on the power of blessing from your book.
Our son ( a pre-Christian) has been smoking for 10+years, a huge cost to the family and he keeps saying he wants to quit. After reading your book I started blessing him with freedom from nicotene addiction. After a few weeks he was going through a bit of financial stress and he phoned me to say he really wanted to stop smoking, especially as now his two children were 'at' him to quit. I prayed with him over the phone that God would give him the strength and willpower to stop, then blessed him with the freedom from nicotine addiction!!
Anyway a few days later he phoned qgain, to say he had stopped smoking that night and hadn’t wanted a cigarette since. Amen, thank You Lord.
I don’t think that we have met however wished to thank you for the encouragement and “blessing” that your little book is
I have read your book and loved it! I have found your teaching speaking "I bless you in the name of the Father, The Son and the Holy Spirit" powerful. e.g. I was talking on the phone to a work contact on Monday and I asked if I could say a karakia (prayer) for her daughter who is in hospital. After I used your teaching she said that it was a beautiful karakia and she had a tear in her eye.
Thank you for sharing your revelation. I love it and will always be eternally grateful.
On Friday, we met a man, Neil, who attended the Auckland Believe Event. He had been incredibly impacted by your message and reading your blessing book has completely changed his thinking.
He said as a result of attending PK Auckland, he has realised that God has called him to be a leader in his home. Through your messages Richard, he’s recognising his God given authority to pray and to bless. His family are not Christians, so instead of talking about his views, he is now blessing his wife, his three sons, even the dining table. He said at the dinner table there used to be loud negative talk but in just a week of blessing his family, he is seeing change, where the conversations are not as negative now.
We would like to order 20 of your "The Awesome Power of Blessing" books.
We attended your service at .............. last week, and found the message so freeing and encouraging, we would like to share it with others.
Thank-you so much for this exciting ministry and work you are doing. God Bless
I often read testimonials and remain sceptical, but I have to tell you I was given your booklet mid October 2016 and after reading it created my own blessing. I claim it most mornings over my business - last November was one of my best ever and last financial year was my 3rd best ever after 6 years of struggle.
Needless to say I share this with anyone who will listen and last week my Accountant (non Christian) asked me “ So what do you account for the change?” so I shared about your booklet and today emailed the pdf to him.
Good work and thank you very much!
I am so sorry I was unable to personally thank you last night, But I wish to take the opportunity to do so now.
Your talk was an eye-opener, and your prayer was a spirit opener to many men last night (including myself).
Our neighbour gave us a few copies of your Blessing book in April and we have been enjoying it so very much and sharing it around our friends and family. At a recent celebration for one of our daughters my husband read the blessing for children and the whole gathering ended up in joyful tears.
Some of our children have asked where they can buy copies please. As one son said: "Wow! This is so wonderful!”
Thank you for your book and the inspiration it is giving this family and all those we can share it with.
Thank you for such great teaching and impartation last night at the Eagle Ascend meeting. I read your book a couple months before yesterday's meeting and thought I knew how to bless and to be blessed (though no doubt my life was changed after reading the book) Last night, however, I learned to implement everything that I read into practice following your great practical teachings (directly from the man who God used to write the nook, coolest experience ever). Thank you for the father's blessing, I had no idea how much I needed it until last night. I arrived home and could not wait to bless my two kids with the father's blessing (I just gave them a mother's blessing) believing it is equally effective coming from a single mother.
Thank you so much and I bless you from the bottom of my heart & pray that you continue to be supernaturally blessed to be a blessing. You are a blessing Sir!!
It is writings like yours that confirms for some of us that there is more to this Gospel than just going to church. Thank you.
Andrew and Robyn
Recently we were given 3 of your books ‘The Awesome Power of Blessing’.
Thank you very much for following the instructions of ‘the Ruach Ha Kodesh’ in putting together such an inspirational instruction.
We sent one book off to friends in the USA, and another to a Christian friend, keeping one here as a reminder to ourselves of this Breakthrough.
Please will you send us a dozen of these, as we intend to distribute them wherever we may be instructed so to do.
I have just finished reading your amazing book The Awesome Power of Blessing and am feeling really inspired and challenged to change my way of praying …
I have been given this little book you wrote, and would like to get some more. It has been a real treasure to understand more fully the whole purpose and place for us to bless others.
We have always used it so freely but without fully appreciating its power. - used in the right way. I have found changes in different circumstances which are quite difficult and some have been truly wonderful. The latest being my daughter was waiting for 4-12 months for a hospital appointment. The thought of waiting a year was most depressing. As symptoms started getting worse I set about to bless all the circumstances around her situation, doctors, specialists, timing etc. . She got worse again, saw her doctor who immediately spoke with the department concerned for an urgent appointment. This all happened in 2 days….
Could I possibly order another 40 of your books, they have been so popular and there are still many people I would like to give them to.
I have had so many great testimonies from the people I have given the book to! Some of the people that I know well have shared with me how they have been released of bitterness towards others, as they have started to bless them and the situations.
Also I thought you may like to know, that several home groups in ….. are now studying your book and working through it each week, which they are really enjoying.
I have already had two meetings where I was invited to speak, where I was able to share about the Power of Blessing and after gave each person a copy of your book.
It has been so amazing and I so appreciate your wonderful teaching in the book, it is very powerful. When I received the first copies of your books and read it, I began speaking blessing over my daughter who has a terrible skin condition, and since this time, her skin has been amazing!
I hope all of this really encourages and blesses you.
I read your book and it is a great blessing for my husband and me. We try to speak blessing instead of thinking and speaking negatively. Thanks for sharing your experience with us through the book. I would like to give the book to others too.
Your little book reduced me to tears - especially the father’s blessing over his children. I wept for my two sons who never had this blessing over their lives. As their mother, I am blessing them daily as the Spirit leads me, and it has given me new hope and understanding that we can all become overcomers.
I would like to bless others by sharing and giving this little book away. It is so so good to have a LITTLE book for people to read - with such a powerful message.
I would like to buy 10 copies
Your book has really been an Awesome Power of Blessing in our community.
Bishop Michael (Kenya)
You are a blessing to East Africa. All 10,000 books have been distributed to people in parts of Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Eastern Congo and there is still a huge demand for more books.
Some people have given me their testimonies of how they have applied the principles from the book to their situations and how God has moved to bring the blessing and that really encourages me.
One pastor tells me that he often grumbled because of the small offering the congregation gave on Sundays but when he started blessing the congregation with regards to their income, the offering has increased and the small congregation is now growing bigger.
One woman whose husband is a drunk kept cursing him when he came home late and dead drunk says when she read the book and started having a different perspective of her husband, she begun to bless him to be what God intended for him and now the husband doesn't drink as much as he used to and he quite often comes home early. The quarreling has stopped and she praises the Lord for honouring the blessing she has been speaking to her husband.
A few people told me they will write to you to say how the book has blessed them. I wonder if they have done so.
I look forward to seeing you in Kenya in November/ December for the Generals.
Blessings to you.
I have had wonderful feedback from the books I have given away. Women at my church who do street evangelism have found blessing people amazing. So many others have come to me and said how it has blessed them. ...
Just want to say a sincere thank you for coming to our church and blessing us mightily with both your gentle spirit and your awesome lesson shared with us.
Lesson learnt - Blessing is soooo easy without all the ‘clobber’ that so many of us seem to get caught up in, ‘strangling’ the truth and thereby the full potential of blessing.
At our Home Group meeting last night we were still all ‘buzzing’ from Sunday as we discussed and shared what we each learnt - and grew from.
I bless you heaps in the name of Jesus.
I went to a seminar last weekend. I was given your book on The Awesome Power of Blessing, and since reading your book I feel a fire inside to want to bless people . In fact it has been running through my head all the time and its opened up a new way to bless people and the Lord. I wonder if I could have another book to share with a friend who I know would appreciate it too. I met with my prayer partner on Tuesday and we did what you said. We blessed each other and prophesied over one another; we are going to continue to share our blessings with others.
I bless you Richard in the name of Jesus , may your book bring awesome blessings to others who read it.
Hi Richard, Monday night was a real blessing for all of us, thank you so much for making the time to come and speak to our men.
One of the copies my wife and I gave away was to a pastor up North. He preached on the subject the first week after reading it and intends to give another message along the same lines next Sunday. Another recipient has read it, his wife then read it, Their two daughters are currently reading it, and then the booklet gets passed on to the man's parents for them to read. And I shouldn't imagine it will stop there!
Just to let you know I have been giving out your wee book to every student this year, over 80 at Christmas and 12 last week and another 12 end of each month….
After blessing my immune system and prayer, (including yours) my blood factors are considerably improved. In fact, during a trip to hospital this week, I had a full blood count, and both the neutrophils and WBC were 3 times the previous levels – according to my sister, this not only puts them well into the normal range, but most importantly it shows that my blood is doing exactly what it was designed to do – fighting infection. P T L
Just read "Anointed for Work". I wanted to thank you for writing it. I really related to your words in the "insights" section. I am a new Christian, two years into my walk with Jesus. I have been in management for decades and your book helped me to better understand the why and how. Thanks.
Richard attached is my personal testimony for you to read and share as you feel lead. May it release even more encouragement, favour and understand to this amazing gift the Lord has put in our hands 'the power of blessing'. May it be a launching place for a stream of miracles even more incredible than mine. Thank you Richard for being a forward runner and being obedient to write a book that simple which has change my life forever.
Let me share my story of victory through an amazing book, 'The power of blessings ' and the power of the Lord Jesus Christ. Last year I went for a ultra scan for a pain in my groan/testicle. The specialist could not find anything wrong and so had a thought to check my kidneys. On doing this she saw a large mass on my adrenal gland. I was then called in by my doctor and sent to a specialist at North Shore Hospital. The specialist said there was a chance it could be cancer - in all situations with any mass over 4cm it is compulsory to operate and remove regardless if it is cancer or not, in my case the mass measured 6cm. My wife said thank you but we do not except that and I agreed. As a man devoted to prayer, an Itinerant Pastor and a man of faith. I have had the incredible privilege of seeing incredible signs and wonders of the Lord's power in amazing ways. But it is somehow different when it is me in that place or valley of despair facing a personal giant.
It was then that I found a little book called, "The Awesome Power of Blessing" by Richard Brunton, I I first noticed it on a coffee table right beside me as I sat down one morning for my time with God. As I remember I opened and read just a small section about the power of blessing, my first thought was this will do. I started blessing my adrenal gland and researched its function. I continued to bless my adrenal gland every morning as well as the hormones it released and what it was meant to be doing in my body.
Month by month, test by test the journey continued, believe you me when I say I had some ups and downs on this road. We finally got an follow up appointment to meeting the Specialist at North Shore hospital again. I remember the morning well as we had to wait for ages as the doctor was running very late. In fact, we allowed a man to go in front of us as he had another appointment in Red Beach he was about to miss. Then it was my turn, the doctor invited us into her little room and said, " well I only have good news for you”! She sat down read her notes and continued “ I am so sorry for wasting your time, all the scans and reports have come back and they simple can not find it "!We shared with the the doctor our faith and belief of a God that can do miracle like this.
Praise the Lord for all he has done! For this incredible miracle!
Since then we have had many opportunities to share this testimony and see the Lord move even more! For example’ A lady getting full movement as well as pain completely leaving her body after a few simple prayers. The fascinating thing about this healing /miracle was her ankle prior to this point was in continuous pain and she had very little movement due to a metal rod and 4 pins and the Lord restore the movement and took the pain completely away. Wow the God we serve is amazing!
In conclusion the power of blessing works! Thank you Lord for my miracle and my healing. Big thank you to Richard for writing a prophetic word that has the power to heal and set people free. Thank you for your obedience to write it and release it in the way you have done! I pray for more revelation and wisdom to come from the Father through you to see even more of our brothers and sister set free in Jesus Name, Amen!
I was given a copy of your booklet “The Awesome Power of Blessing” by my sister just a few days ago while visiting her in Auckland. Having a few spare minutes up my sleeve I decided to have a bit of a “man” read through. I liked what I was reading and after about 10 minutes or so put the book down and carried on with my day. Later in the evening my wife, sister, and I talked about the book and thoroughly agreed on what you had written.
The following evening my wife and I were driving back to Tauranga and pulled into the Autobahn just past Papakura to pick up a coffee. I had just gotten out of the car when a scruffy-looking guy in his mid-twenties called out to me and asked if I could give him some money so that he could put some petrol in his car in order to drive home. Without thinking I said to him “Okay, go over to the pump and put some petrol in your car and I will go inside and pay the guy on the till.” He said, “How much shall I put in?” to which I replied (the words just came out of my mouth), “Fill it up.” The young man sort of protested, but as I repeated my instruction to “just fill it up,” he thanked me and was about to drive his car over to the pump when another guy comes out from the service station shop, comes over to the young man, hands him $10.00 and says, “That’s all I can spare.” The young guy thanks him, looks at me and says, “Put that towards paying for the petrol I’m going to put into the car.” I then said to him, “No, he has given that $10.00 to you so you keep it and go and fill up your car.” He was a bit taken aback at what I had said, but then got into his car and amid more thanks drove over to the pump. I then went inside the station to wait for the amount to be registered so that I could pay for the petrol.
However the guy having driven over to the pump, then got out of his car, went over to where my wife was standing, gave her a big hug and thanked her for the petrol. Then he came into where I was waiting and as he stood there the guy behind the counter started shouting at him to get out. He then went on to accuse him of begging for money around the petrol station and said that if he did not clear off he would phone the police. Everyone in the petrol station shop could easily hear this guy berating the young man and I reckoned what he was saying was probably true. The young man protested his innocence, but after a further tirade from the guy behind the counter decided to head back to his car. Understandably, because I was standing between the guy behind the counter and the young man, I was a bit stunned by what had just happened, so I then said to the guy behind the counter that I wanted $40.00 in cash via my credit card, which he then gave me, and I then went back outside. I walked over to the young guy, who was standing by his car, and said to him, “I don’t need to know what that was all about, I just want to bless you,” and gave him the $40.00. He thanked me and I went back to my car and drove off. As we continued our journey back to Tauranga, my wife and I praised the Lord for having us bless that young man.
The little bit of your book that I did read included the words: “Don’t judge. Don’t judge whether someone deserves a blessing or not. True blessing, spoken over someone or something, describes the way God sees them. God’s focus is not on how they may appear to be at the moment, but rather the way they are supposed to be.” That was the bit that was going through my mind/heart the whole time I was involved with this scruffy young man. It was as though I was not - in and of myself - determining what I was doing, although I felt empowered to do it. As a result of that experience my wife and I have shared with our family of believers back here in Tauranga the awesome power of blessing we had experienced and they each now want a copy of the booklet to read for themselves. Can’t say I blame them, can you?
I figure I am going to need about ten of these booklets to meet immediate demands so having this morning discovered your email address in the back of the booklet here I am with my testimony on how the Lord has blessed me through what you have written, asking how I can order 10 copies and how to make payment for same.
Bless you Richard
I was at church when you preached about the awesome power of blessing and I wanted to tell you what a profound impact your message has already had on my life. I have always had a mouth that rapidly outran my brain, and what came out was often not helpful, kind or pleasant – particularly when I was driving. I began to pray Jeremiah 15:19 the day of the service and it has made the most amazing difference. Within about three days I noticed that it no longer even occurred to me to use those words, and that what was coming out of my mouth was much more encouraging and uplifting to those around me. I lived in France for some time when I was younger, so the idea of benediction/malediction was really interesting to me, I realised that I ‘bad speak’ in many other ways, over myself and also over others. I began praying over my workplace. – I did not feel the business prayer was quite us, but since the children we care for ‘live’ in this place with us each day I began praying the house blessing. Our school now feels increasingly peaceful and joyful and the children are settled and engaged.
I gave your book to a friend to read as she went on holiday and suggested she talked to God about it and see what she thought. She went into town where she was because it was wet, found a Christian bookshop and brought another - for her friend. Then she finished it, and was so excited that she went back and brought 4 more - one for each member of her family. She is so excited by your book and as obviously been diligently practicing. So awesome book Richard and changing people. I am so looking forward to your next book.
Our group leader gave us your booklet during one of our meetings. She read and shared some parts of the book in the meeting. I was very touched when she read how we could change the atmosphere and situation around us when we speak blessings over others and the situation.
I have been praying for my non-Christian colleagues for some time. Your book has let me know that we could also tough the fabric of the chair in the work place which the person sits on, and pray and believe that God will bless him/her.
I thank God that I work in a company that is owned by very good and Holy Spirit filled Christians and I would like to bless them with all the blessings from this book., So I gave your book to the company owner. This morning my boss told me that he has read your book and found that it is very good. He would like more books to share with others.
I thought I would let you know how the weekend went with showing the videos on imparting a blessing and the Fathers blessing at our camp.
The guys really enjoyed it all and got heaps out of it. At the end every single one of the guys stood to receive the fathers blessing and then started blessing others and continued to do that for the rest of our time together. Some of them wanted to borrow the DVDs so they could watch it again and most of them said they were going to get a copy of the book at church. One guy, who isn't a follower of Jesus, was so taken with it that he wants a book as well and we are sure we will also see him along at church soon.
Thank you so much for the teaching, the testimonies, the book and the encouragement. It was a mighty time. May many blessings for the Lord be your portion as you continue the good work He has begun in you.
I have never met you or heard you speak, but have been practicing the scriptural principle of speaking a blessing over people's lives in the last few months. Our home group leader gave each of us a copy of your book and we read it and practiced on each other first, and then we have been looking for opportunities to speak a blessing over others in our day to day life.
At the end of your book you ask for feedback of how blessing has transformed your life. Attached is a copy of 3 pages of my journal in which I have documented an amazing day with the Lord, a day on which I look back on as "5 blessings in one day."
The day starts with blessing a sick dog, and it was like the Lord led me step by step through the morning in increasing steps of obedience until the final couple the Lord led me to required boldness to go up to a couple in their car, knock on their window and offer to bless them- complete "cold calling" so to speak without even building up a relationship with a brief chat first.
It is hard to explain how blessing has transformed my life. In my brief experience so far, no person has turned down a blessing- even the Muslim man. Offering to pray a blessing over a person's life opens a door.....it is such a simple non-threatening way to bring the Kingdom of God into a situation ...into a person's life. For me being able to pray a blessing has added a very special tool to the tool kit... it's like a part of my life was missing and has now been slotted into place... as I said it is very hard to explain and put into words.
May God bless you richly as you continue to serve Him.
I have just read through your book and it helps me a lot. I learned how to pray and what to pray for. I go to Church Unlimited and I think that's where I got this book from.
Thank you very much for your Ministry and may Gods' blessings be upon you and your family.
It is with excitement that I read your book this morning - oh such a blessing. Thank you for writing your book Richard. I feel your book is an answer to prayer. It sums up so many things, in such a precious package and many blessings to do come in small things!
I have been praying blessings over people as part of my prayer time having heard about Fald-y-Bernin and read Roy Godwin's first book. But I was waning, wondering … should I continue, is this the right path? I had decided yes - and was praying for God to give me more discipline and confirmation. Then yesterday - Margaret, my friend that came with us onto the street to pray, she gave me your book. She went into buy another book and felt that she would get your book for me.
Richard, how marvellous has been your book as confirmation of being on the right path and the inspiration to keep going. I will be returning the book to Margaret today so that she can read it. I will start praying blessings with more fervour and faith than I have done before by God's grace.
Your book is perfect Richard. I bless you and your family and your ministry in Jesus Name, and that He will pour out His goodness and mercy and many blessing over you all to fulfil the purpose that He predestined for you and your family and I call into being all that has been written in heaven for you and your family that was predestined for your purpose on earth to His glory and peace and joy to you and yours in Jesus Name. Amen.
I am now racing off to buy my own book later today.
Thank you Richard for your obedience in writing and your sharing.
I know that since reading your book it has helped to solve one of the main spiritual issues I have faced, the thorny problem of how to stay close to God. When I realised that I was empowered to bless, I felt able to grasp hold of a force that kept the Lord in my mind, and the issues I faced and the distractions of the world were not intruding to the extent that God was forgotten. I have by no means won the battle for total spiritual awareness, but I am sure that it is one I can fight with more vigour because I am blessed by God’s love and He in turn permits me to bless others.
I know too by the enthusiastic response I have had when speaking about your book to others that this is not my experience alone. My blessings to you, as the author of an empowering little book.
Thank you in particular for your message. We saw it as salty and muscular Christianity – in that its practical, day to day application is all around each one of us.
Recently I had the opportunity to purchase your little book and would just like to say that it was a real blessing to both me and my wife. So much so that we believe people should hear this story first hand, therefore I'm writing to ask if you are available to share this testimony.
Thanks for the books - such an encouragement to all I give them to. The response has been very positive and with requests for more!!.
David and Marilyn
We have been privileged to read, be challenged and learn re blessing.
Someone gave me your little blessing book near the end of the year saying I really needed to read it, it was great and I loved it and it gave me hope. I have carried it around in my handbag for ages till it started to look tatty and dog eared!
Andrea I have had good feedback re your little booklets I gave away.
After I finished reading your book, my life changed dramatically.
My bible study want one each, and a friend wants 10 and so on! I have just returned from a boat cruise, and of course took your blessings book, and so did the girls I had already given it to, and we prayed the fathers blessing over each other. There are a lot of people up here using the 'The Awesome power of Blessing'. Tell me how you want me to go about purchasing the books…
Pastor Darrin (USA)
Please know that your Blessing Book has forever changed me and how I do ministry & is changing the face of the congregation that I lead.
As I write this I just finished my "Blessing Ministry" for the day. I have a 3x5 card made individually for most of the people that come to church either regularly or semi-regularly. I have a standard blessing for each one of them, "The Lord bless you (or continue to...), keep you, protect you, lead you, provide for you, heal you, and give you peace." I pray that blessing individually (or almost individually) over the folks 6 days out of 7. (I take one day off for rest.) It takes 25-30 minutes to go through the prayer cards.
I then I usually say a second individualized blessing for each person. I have found Ephesians 2:10 to be a good one, "The Lord reveal (continue to...) the good work which God has prepared in advance for you to do." Another regular blessing comes from II Peter 3:18, "The Lord work in you (or continue to...) to grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ." Another basic blessing comes from Romans 5:2 of the Living Bible, "The Lord work in you (continue to...) to become all that God had in mind for you to be." One other blessing I pray comes from Philippians 1:6, "The Lord who began a good work in you carry it on to completion..." And for the senior folks who have faithfully followed the Lord for many years I've adapted Ruth 2:12 & pray, "May the Lord reward you fully for all of the good work which you have done." For children (and for my own 4 year old daughter) I pray Luke 2:52, "Lord, may ________ grow in wisdom, and stature, and in favor with God and men." There are some other blessings, but for me, these seem to be the blessings that I feel most comfortable praying. I also have a blessing for a young married gal who has not been able to have children so far, "The Lord bless (continue to bless...) your womb so that you will be fruitful and multiply."
I have also sensed that any negative type of phrasing should be avoided - even if it's just a very little bit of negative. Any negative at all seems to void the blessing.
Richard, all I can say is that I sense/feel God's smile upon me as I'm blessing people. Also, since doing it regularly I have seen the hearts of people change in the church - and in a fairly short amount of time. Yesterday, in fact, we had the biggest crowd in church that we've had in quite some time, and we had people at the altar for prayer time - and even some young people - and that for us/me is so encouraging.
One quick testimony: Maybe 2 months ago I sensed the Lord saying to me, "Pray the Ephesians 2:10 for an unmarried gal who has very bad cerebral palsy and who also has a 1 year old child.) I thought to myself, "Lord, what ministry can she do?" Well, lo & behold, she got married last week to the father of the child - and they both (all 3) came to church on Sunday. I couldn't help but think that now her great ministry is taking care of her family - and that IS a great ministry! Forgive me, Lord for doubting!
I have also sensed God's pleasure & favour upon me when I pray, "Let there be peace & prosperity in Jerusalem." Since that is the city where God's heart is - it makes sense that He would bless those who say prayer of blessing on the city.
Again, Richard, thank you from bottom of my heart. I look forward to reading the updated "Blessing Book". I'm sure people will be greatly helped.
Also, I have been taken back by the fast "response time" that I have seen in praying blessings upon others. It's as if the Lord is ready to lunge out in love towards people if we will but release the prayers of blessings on them.
Thank you Richard and bless you for producing and making this vital information available. For me personally it was an answer to prayer when a friend introduced it to me, having prayed about this issue for more than a year.
Hi ...This book has really transformed my life. I was very arrogant and never liked anyone and very "grudgeful". This book is really a blessing for me and I believe for many, many more ...Thank you.
Rev. Theresah (Kenya)
Greetings in Christ Jesus. I divinely met you in a plane to Eldoret in Kenya. You autographed and gave me your book. Thank you for allowing God to use you to change my life. ....
I heard you enthusiastically on Saturday at the men’s breakfast at Church Unlimited where I go. Even before that a friend had handed me your booklet “The Awesome Power of Blessing” a month or two back and it had an immediate impact. I especially got a revelation of my authority as a son of the Father – no more sitting back and waiting for God to do all the work! .......What a tremendous truth you have brought to the body here in NZ.
I gave away most of the books and have received many thanks as people discover the joy of blessing others. My husband and I gave them to our staff team at church for Christmas. They arrived just in time and I felt much happier giving them, than just a token bottle of wine or something insubstantial like that.
Your book was amazing, thank you for inspiring me and many others. God bless you and thank you again for the incredible inspiration and learning.
One of our group gave me a copy of your book “The Awesome Power of Blessing” at a lunch meeting we had prior to Christmas. Your book has impacted our thinking, and opened up a whole new realm for us. Thank you so much for publishing it! Our group meets once a month, around the 3rd Thursday, and I was wondering if you would be able to come and speak about “the awesome power of blessing” at one of our meetings this year?
I was given a copy of your book The Awesome Power of Blessing. I have been challenged and blessed by it. I would like to buy some copies to give away.
I’ve just read your booklet on blessing. It is fantastic!
Awesome little book. My husband got a copy from Riccarton Baptist and he was at Promise Keepers. I am looking at buying around a hundred for my people here at the ……. and wondered how much they are and who do I get them from.
My name is Tom and I am the Pastor of the ………….. I was given your email from a mutual friend …………… He spoke of your book on the Power of Blessing and he did a real good job of getting me interested hence this email…
Can you send me another 10 books; the ones out there care creating a desire for more...
I am down to one now. I spoke to an older man at church today who I gave a copy of the book to last week and he told me how it had blown him away and, as a result, he is speaking a father’s blessing over each of his adult children, with tears, using the prayer in the book. He runs a men’s group on a Monday midday (all older retired/semi-retired guys) and he said if you were ever coming down this way he would love to have you come and speak to the guys.
Thanks for the wonderful message on "Blessing" at Promise Keepers.
I attended the Wellington Promise Keepers conference and I was so blessed by your sharing on the Saturday morning that I purchased 10 books. I have now given them all away because they are such great nuggets of truth. Can I purchase some more through you directly? I would like about 100 so I can keep giving them away.
Also where should I go to look for video or a DVD of you speaking on blessing? I was wanting to show something to our church
Thanks a million. I love the book. Easy for me to read. I got to read it over and over again. Tears of joy were flowing from my eyes. God is great, and loving to us.
I was at Promise Keepers and I have been very excited about blessings, our divine right to do …
I am wondering if we could buy some of the above as I would like to give some out as gifts. I have found the message to be a real blessing!
This email is to firstly say thank you for writing such an encouraging book in a lovely size where they may be taken anywhere!!! … Especially remote Australia where they often do not have access to computers or understand data on their phones!
We are hearing some absolutely amazing testimonies of what God is doing because His people are speaking blessings!!!
I have been given your book by someone who went to Promise Keepers and I have started blessing people and situations instead of complaining. It feels so much better, if anything, to know that I am speaking good into the situation.
I have a group of ladies that meet once a week and would like to get some books for them so can you please tell me where I can get some more?
My husband brought home your book from Promise Keepers in Wellington. Wow! Your book is fantastic! Your book is Awesome!! We love it and we're doing it.
Your book has taught me about blessing myself, not asking God to do it. I love the teaching about blessing yourself and your body and getting healing that way. Talking to my body and thanking it for doing its job.
We have been putting it into practice and using it in our Life group that meets in our house. Your book has been loaned out, but we would love more copies.
Hope all is well, I wanted to thank you for this book and have given so many to friends etc.
Here is another testimony – this time from a solo mother who has been through heaps.
“Thank you so much for the wonderful little book you sent about blessings. It has been most helpful. It has opened up the opportunity for me to speak with my daughter and her partner and suggest they have their house blessed and prayed through. She has been very anti and resistant up until now, but I was able to quietly suggest inviting a Christian couple to go through and pray blessing throughout.”
Also, I gave your book to a very needy lady at church and she told me last Sunday that since she’s been praying the prayers of blessing, the demonic voices in her head have gone. And her son has now requested a copy of your book.
Here is some more feedback concerning your powerful little book. This time from a new Christian, a beautiful Maori lady, in Gisborne.
“Thank you for the lovely book you sent me. It was so lovely that my aunty wanted it. I said she could have it as she found it very encouraging.” My husband attended Promise Keepers in Lower Hutt last weekend where he purchased your book, “The Awesome Power of Blessing”.
Earlier: We are greatly blessed and helped by reading your book. Please would you kindly let us know the price for purchasing 20 copies?
I just wanted to let you know that your book on 'Blessings' has arrived in our newly formed Home Group, carried by a very excited lady who has been tremendously impacted by it. She had 3 copies of it - I think her husband got them from PK - and they immediately got snapped up by some members. It is a brilliant little book and I'm sure will be a blessing to many.
I was recently introduced to your message on Blessing on You-tube and was very impressed with it. I think it’s a message our church needs to hear…
Love your book "The Awesome Power of Blessing" have given several away to people who I hope will benefit from reading and applying the principles in it.
I received my copy from Bruce at Foxton who was at a Promise Keepers meeting a few weeks ago. It is a great little book and I want to share it with some friends and family.
Thank you again. May you enjoy blessing many people as I hope to learn to do.
A friend and elder in our Church, introduced me to your book after going to Promise Keepers. I think it is wonderful and would like to buy a copy for each of my adult children and for friends in my Church family. Can you please tell me how I go about buying copies.
I go to the ……… Community Church and various ones have already begun blessing in this way and they haven't even read your book yet! The thing that I have noticed is that it has changed me. I can't bless people that have irritated me, for example, and then speak or even think wrong thoughts about them. That would be wrong. Instead I am looking for good results to come from the blessing. Also, it makes praying so much easier somehow. When you bless the plans God has for a person's life, you couldn't pray a more wonderful prayer. It is very exciting. Thank you for writing this book.
I bless you and the plans God has for this book.
Leila gave us a copy of your fantastic little book "The Awesome Power of Blessing" and I would like to order 25 copies for our two home groups plus spares. She said you would be expecting me to email you.
Having handed out the 20 booklets to our elders and ministry leaders and also to some others (evangelists and intercessors) in our Church, I have been hearing of the many blessing being given and people being blessed. This has really struck a chord with our people. People have been found the booklet easy to read and are talking about the testimonies and the ‘how to’ nature you have written about.
In response to a number of requests we would like to place an order for 100 further copies!!
Senior official Fiji
Thank you so much for all the blessings. I was brought up an orphan with a single parent (mother). I did not have the love of a father. You have been a blessing to me when you shared the father's blessings to me.
I bless you Richard with good life and life of a loving father. Thank you once again. Love and blessings.
I was given a copy of your book during a conference on Thursday, ended up reading it during one of the presentations.
After reading it I just know it will change the way I pray and bless and on my life.
I don’t think that we have met however wished to thank you for the encouragement and “blessing” that your little book is – and have and seeking to put this into practice with a few of the young people that I meet with.
The booklet was given to me by my friend Lester – where can I buy say 10 copies?
Thanks again and may you and yours continue to be blessed, guided & directed most abundantly!
Awesome last evening. I had the amazing privilege of pronouncing a father's blessing over the two young solo mums who live with my wife and I. Greatly touched the heart of one of them. What a joy to bless these girls. Thank you again.
Earlier: Thank u very much for your message at PK. I have had the privilege now to bless my son and his wife and also the principal of the school I teach at (not yet a believer). It is truly wonderful how we can be the fragrance of Christ.
Just wondering what the easiest way is to order more copies?
I gave some of your books to the staff at a local Christian school and they are begging for more!!!
Many thanks for the little blue booklet. Can I tell you a wee story?
Yesterday, I was expecting to host a couple at church. I had met him in Invercargill Prison and had been corresponding since that time. He was released just a month ago to join his partner in Tokoroa. They wanted to see me, but couldn't make it, due to unforeseen family obligations. I was disappointed, I was so looking forward to seeing him (I was instrumental in his Baptism). Then you gave me the booklet. I went home and read it over lunch. It moved me to the extent that I couldn't wait to bless them and jumped in my car and drove to Tokoroa. After a great reunion over a cuppa tea I was able to bless them both and left, with great joy. Thanks again. I've re-started blessing people and things, like I used to do.
We are so pleased to have met you at promise keepers, and to have you pray the Fathers blessing over us.
Was up at Paremoremo tonight and gave copies to other team members.
Your book has been such an inspiration to so many. Praise God may He continue to inspire and use you for His Kingdom. AMEN!
Thanks for your gift of your book on the Awesome Power of Blessing. It has helped me to clarify and develop this skill of blessing others.
I have sent copies of your book to my family members and want to continue to get this wonderful message out.
I would like to get a further 75 copies to be able to give away.
Last Saturday we anointed and blessed a non-Christian friend who was due to go into hospital for an operation on Tuesday. The doctor and nurses said the operation went better than they had ever done for that type, finished half an hour sooner than normal and that her wounds were healing extremely fast. Praise the Lord. The power of blessing works!
Wow! Your book is written in very simple language but sooo powerful it will have impact in people’s lives. We read many books but your book about blessing covers everything. I listen to many preachers but “the Awesome Power of Blessing” makes me think and speak and bless people in a different way. I opened a new path in my life really. I speak blessing every day and it works.