We have seen the Lord use this very simple tool of blessing (by Arthur Burk) to legitimize each other’s spirits in wonderful ways. As couples bless each other’s spirits to lead their souls and bodies, they often experience intimate connec- tion and dramatic changes. Singles, parents and children, even teachers and students have used Spirit Blessing to nurture each other’s spirits resulting in significant breakthroughs. Do not underestimate this tool! The Lord has really been highlighting this. There is an anointing on it for breakthrough!
SPIRIT BLESSING FOR COUPLES OR SINGLES
Morning & Night Blessings
Bless your own spirit or your spouse's spirit by saying:
“I bless your spirit to lead your soul and body.”
Before you go to sleep each night, take turns saying this to each other or to yourself:
“ (Name) , I call your spirit to come forth to be prominent over your soul and body so that you may receive all the rest and revelation Holy Spirit brings to you through the night... He gives to His beloved even as they sleep.”
- Every morning when you awake, take turns saying this to each other or to yourself:
“ (Name) , I call your spirit to attention to operate in a leadership role over your soul and body. And (Name) , I call your spirit into alignment with the purpose of Jesus for your life today.”
FACE TO FACE BLESSING FOR COUPLES
Looking face-to-face into each other's eyes, call your spouse's spirit to attention to lead their soul and body.
Begin speaking positive, biblical truth about what you see in them.
For example, “I see _____________ in you.”
Give blessings of encouragement. For example, “I bless your spirit to know _________________.”
Or, “I bless your spirit to receive _________________________.”
Take turns back and forth for about 5 – 10 times.
Allow these exercises to be a starting point for nurturing your emotional and spiritual connection. Be creative in trying other applications that you may discover along the way.
SPIRIT BLESSING FOR SINGLES
(Use this to bless other people’s spirits as well as your own spirit. You can do this while looking in the mirror or just speaking it out over yourself.)
Look into the other person's eyes, call their spirit to attention to lead their soul and body.
Listen to Holy Spirit as you begin speaking positive truth about what you see in them.
For example, “I see ____________________ in you.”
Give blessings of encouragement. For example, “I bless your spirit to know__________________ .”
Or, “I bless your spirit to receive________________________ .”
SPIRIT BLESSING USING SCRIPTURE
A great way to bless your own spirit or another's is to start with a scripture passage that Holy Spirit is highlighting to you and expand on it.
For example, “I bless your spirit ‘to know what is the hope of His calling.’ I bless you to walk in hope, to find exactly what the Lord is calling you to and to fulfill your calling with joy!”
“I bless you to ‘set your mind upon the things above, not on the things that are on Earth.’ I bless you to live more aware of Heaven than Earth. I bless you to walk by the Spirit and overcome the flesh. I bless you to overcome the worries of this world.”
For more examples, please see Arthur Burk and Sylvia Gunter’s book Blessing Your Spirit. This book is a wonderful tool to help you become familiar and skilled in this area.