The Blessing: Pittsburgh


More than 100 virtual choirs from nations and cities around the world have produced a phenomenon known as “The Blessing.” The Pittsburgh “Blessing” was the first virtual production of this song.

The Citizen will post these multi-national and multi-lingual versions on a regular basis, most based on Numbers 6:24–26:

The Lord bless you
and keep you;
the Lord make his face shine on you
and be gracious to you;
the Lord turn his face toward you
and give you peace.

For the story behind “The Blessing,” read the article in Christianity Today.

From the YouTube description of this video:

What started out as a crazy idea, turned into a powerful worship moment in our city. In less than 2 weeks, nearly 30 churches unified to sing a blessing over our city of Pittsburgh. This video was revealed during many of the Easter online services in churches across the city of Pittsburgh during the COVID-19 pandemic. Our desire was that it would be a blessing spoken over our homes and communities. Thanks to the many churches and individuals who made this happen. He is for you, Pittsburgh! For questions and/or more information, please email:
Original song “The Blessing” by Cody Carnes, Kari Jobe, and Elevation Worship
The churches involved were:


Allegheny Center Alliance Church

Amplify Church

Bridge City Church

Calvary Church

Central Assembly

Community Alliance Church

Cornerstone Ministries

Covenant Church of Pittsburgh

Covenant Life Church

Crossroads Church

Grace Life

Greensburg Alliance Church

Hill City Church

Kingdom Light Ministries International

Lifestone Church

Life Church

Macedonia Pittsburgh

Metropolitan Baptist Church

New Community Church

Pittsburgh Chinese Church

St. John Bible Center

St. Philip’s Church

St. Stephen’s Church

Vintage Church

Word of Life