Maybe I need to read the psalms over again. But the most psalms I can remember Talks about protection,blessing your animals,and so one.

But blessing your friends, is there a psalm for blessing your friends?

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I'm unaware of anything generic. Often, verses from Psalms are used to bless others for specific occasions.

One frequent example that I have heard is to bless people who are about to depart on a long journey using Psalm 121:8. A rough English translation of that verse is

"G-d should guard your exiting and entering from now and forever."

My rabbi (and I have seen this as a common practice in many synagogues, esp. Conservative ones) blesses the congregation at the end of prayers with Psalms 29:11:

"G-d shall grant strength to his nation. G-d shall bless his nation with peace."

  • But then you pray over them,I guess,when they are in the room?
    – Aigle
    Sep 20, 2016 at 16:15
  • @Aigle The best way to offer a blessing is personally. However, at least regarding the "Bon Voyage" blessing, I have seen people wish this via phone, text, emails, etc. I am adding another item or two to the above answer.
    – DanF
    Sep 20, 2016 at 16:20

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