What does May God bless you and keep you mean?
The Lord bless you and keep you is a setting of the Priestly Blessing, also known as the Aaronic blessing, from the Book of Numbers in the Bible (Numbers –26).
The blessing, sung or spoken, is used at the conclusion of worship, baptism, ordination, marriage, and other special occasions in Christian worship.
What is benediction prayer?
A benediction (Latin: bene, well + dicere, to speak) is a short invocation for divine help, blessing and guidance, usually at the end of worship service. It can also refer to a specific Christian religious service including the exposition of the eucharistic host in the monstrance and the blessing of the people with it.
Where in the Bible does it say may the Lord shine His face upon you?
The New King James Version (NKJV)
The LORD make His face shine upon you, And be gracious to you; The LORD lift up His countenance upon you, And give you peace.
What does it mean for the Lord to lift up his countenance upon you?
The LORD bless thee, and keep thee: The LORD lift up his countenance upon thee, and give thee peace.” The name of the city of Peniel literally means the “face of God” in Hebrew. The place was named by Jacob after his wrestling match there which is recounted in Genesis.