Numbers 6:24-26 New International Version (NIV)
24 “‘“The Lord bless you
and keep you;
25 the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
26 the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.”’
A blessing is one way to ask God for favor to rest upon others. A blessing has 5 parts: bless and protect, be pleased, be merciful, show favor, and give peace. When you ask God to bless others or yourself, you are asking him to do these five things. When you offer a blessing to another, you are demonstrating love, encouragement, and care.