What does the first blessing include?

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The first blessing consists of these words: “The Lord bless thee and keep thee.” In this blessing the Lord blesses and protects His believers in all matters pertaining to their temporal life, such as government and country, marriage and home, life and health, work, property and livelihood. Compare Luther’s explanation of the First Article of the Creed and the Fourth Petition of the Lord’s Prayer in the Small Catechism.