The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you, and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you, and give you peace.
In today’s first reading, Moses gives Aaron words for a blessing. It is this beautiful blessing that we have modified for teachers to pray over their students.
The Aaronic Blessing for Students
The Lord bless you in your coming and going.
The Lord wrap you in comforting love.
The Lord shine upon you in this classroom.
The Lord wisely guide your steps home and beyond.
The Lord gaze upon you in your joys and sorrows
The Lord give you peace.