What does the second blessing include?

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The second blessing consists of these words: “The Lord make His face to shine upon thee and be gracious unto thee.” In this blessing the Lord blesses by illuminating our Savior’s gentle and gracious face in such a way that it shines on us as the “sun of righteousness” (Mal. 4:2) or radiates forgiveness of sins to us, and we receive strength to approach Him in faith. As a result of this, He then grants us grace in the sense that we receive the strength and ability to do good works. The first part of the second blessing, therefore, pertains to the forgiveness of sins and the last part, to good works.