Obed Edom Blessing: 7 Mysteries & Prayer Points That’ll Transform You!

Welcome, my friends to this powerful post on the mysteries of the Obed Edom Blessing!

In 2 Samuel 6:11-12 and 1 Chronicles 13:14, we read about Obed Edom, a man who received an incredible blessing from God. Obed Edom was a Gittite (inhabitant of Gath) and a Levite responsible for guarding the Ark of the Covenant.

Why did God bless the house of Obed Edom?

Here’s the story: When King David attempted to bring the Ark to Jerusalem, he was unsuccessful and left it at the house of a Levite- Obed Edom’s house for three months. During this time, Obed Edom was greatly blessed by God.

Josephus, a Jewish historian from the first century, mentioned that Obed Edom was “a poor man in a low estate.” Later, we find out in 1 Chronicles 26:6 that the blessings he received flowed generationally to the point that his son named Shemaiah, and grandchildren became “leaders in their father’s family because they were very capable men.”

This shows that Obed Edom’s blessing was not just temporary, but it had a lasting impact on his family.

So, what is the goal of this marvelous post? I aim to give you 7 mysteries and transformative prayer points so that YOU receive the Obed Edom blessing. I start by giving you an overview of the mystery, lessons from Obed Edom, followed by a short prayer.

Ready to be blessed? Let’s go!

1. Obed Edom Blessing Prayer Verses (Anchors)

Let’s start with the relevant verses:

2 Samuel 6:11-12, “The ark of the Lord remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite for three months, and the Lord blessed him and his entire household. Now King David was told, “The Lord has blessed the household of Obed-Edom and everything he has, because of the ark of God.” So David went to bring up the ark of God from the house of Obed-Edom to the City of David with rejoicing.”

1 Chronicles 13:14 NKJV “The ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-Edom the Gittite three months. And the LORD blessed Obed-Edom and all his household.”

2. Cultivate the Presence of God

One of the greatest blessings we can receive is God’s presence in our lives. Obed-Edom was blessed when he received the ark, which symbolized God’s presence in his home. Similarly, we can ask God to help us cultivate His presence in our lives through prayer.

When we have God’s presence, everything else falls into place. Our relationships, health, and finances are all blessed when the Lord is at the center of our lives.


Dear Lord,

I long for your presence in my life. Just like Obed-Edom experienced blessings when he received the ark into his home, I pray that you would come and dwell in my heart.

Please help me cultivate your presence through prayer, worship, and reading your word. May your presence be evident in every area of my life, bringing blessings and favor into my relationships, health, and finances.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

3. Provoke Divine Turnaround

Obed-Edom experienced a divine turnaround after he received the ark of the covenant for three months. This teaches us that God can turn our situations around in an instant. Through prayer, we can ask for a divine turnaround in any area of our lives that needs transformation.

Do not underestimate the power of prayer. Just like Obed-Edom, we, too, can experience a season of favor and blessings through consistent and earnest prayers.


Heavenly Father,

Thank you for your promise of favor and divine turnaround in my life. Just like Obed-Edom, I believe you can instantly turn my situation around.

Please help me to trust in your power and seek you through prayer. I pray for a season of favor and blessings in every area of my life that needs transformation. May your will be done in my life, all GLORY to you!

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

4. Blessing in Your Home

Obed Edom’s blessing didn’t just affect him personally, but it also impacted his entire household. This shows that God’s blessings are not limited to just one individual but can overflow to those around us. Like Obed Edom, we should pray for blessings to overtake and bless our family members, friends, and even strangers.

As we dedicate our homes to the Lord and invite His presence into it, we can experience a divine turnaround in our household. Let’s declare like Joshua, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord” (Joshua 24:15). When God’s presence resides in our homes, there is peace, joy, and blessings.

Let us declare, “As for me and my house, we will serve the Lord!”


Dear Heavenly Father,

I thank you for your promise of blessings over our homes. Just as Obed-Edom’s entire household was blessed because of the ark of the covenant, I pray that you would bless my home and family abundantly.

Please help us always to keep you at the center of our household and serve you with all our hearts. May our home be a place of peace, love, and joy where your presence dwells.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

5. Repentance and Worship

Levites had numerous responsibilities, as outlined in Numbers 18. Additionally, 2 Chronicles 5:11-14 further elaborates that they praised and thanked God!

So it’s not far-fetched to deduce that Obed-Edom’s life was transformed not just because of the physical presence of the ark but also because of his repentance and worship. He would have been servicing the Ark of the covenant.

Brethren, as we pray for blessings, let us also ask God to reveal areas in our lives that need repentance and healing.

Furthermore, let us cultivate a lifestyle of worship. When we worship God with a sincere heart, we invite His presence and blessings into our lives.


Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the example of Obed-Edom in understanding the importance of repentance and worship. Please reveal any areas in my life that need healing and forgiveness.

Please help me to turn away from sin and walk in your ways. I also pray for a heart of sincere worship towards you. May my worship invite your presence into my life and bring forth your blessings.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

6. Testify of God’s Goodness

When Obed-Edom received the ark of the covenant, his whole household witnessed the blessings that followed. Not only that, Obed Edom’s blessings were tangible, and people could see it! In the same way, when we receive blessings from God through prayer, we should not keep it to ourselves but bless others and TESTIFY!

Rather, we must share our testimonies and give glory to God. This not only encourages others but also serves as a reminder of God’s faithfulness in our lives.


Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank you for the blessings you have bestowed upon my life through prayer. Just as Obed-Edom’s household witnessed your goodness when he received the ark of the covenant, I pray that others may also see your faithfulness in my life and be encouraged.

Please give me opportunities to share my testimonies and give glory to your name. May my life be a living testimony of your love, mercy, and grace.

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

7. Understand the Mercy Seat and Value and Power Blood of the Lamb

In the Old Testament (during Obed Edom’s time) , the mercy seat was a golden covering (or lid) on top of the Ark of the Covenant. Once a year, on the Day of Atonement, the High Priest would sprinkle blood from a sacrificial lamb onto the mercy seat to atone for the sins of the people. This blood was a symbol of redemption and forgiveness.

In the New Testament, Jesus Christ became our sacrificial lamb, shedding His blood on the cross to atone for our sins once and for all. When we accept Jesus as our Savior, His blood covers us, making us righteous in God’s eyes. This is why we can boldly approach God’s throne of grace and receive mercy in times of need (Hebrews 4:16).

The blood of Jesus also has the power to redeem us from every curse and bring about blessings. Galatians 3:13-14 says that Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us so that in Him we might receive the blessings promised to Abraham.

Let’s understand and appreciate the power of the blood of Jesus in our lives.


Dear Heavenly Father,

As I pray for blessings and transformation, I am reminded that it is all possible because of your son Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross. Through His blood and sacrifice, I can boldly approach your throne.

Please help me to understand the significance and power of the redemptive blood of the lamb. May I remember and apply them to understand that I can do all things and be blessed to be a blessing!

In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.

lessons from obed edom

And that’s it, folks, Obed Edom Blessing & Prayer Points

Yay! I hope this blog post blessed you!

My key takeaway is that these 7 Obed Edom blessing prayer points are not just a formula for receiving blessings but also teach us important lessons and mysteries about understanding God’s mercy, cultivating His presence, and declaring blessings over our homes.

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2 thoughts on “Obed Edom Blessing: 7 Mysteries & Prayer Points That’ll Transform You!”

  1. Thank you so much , you are a blessing to the body of Christ. May the Lord bless and increase you more and more.
    Freda South Africa


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