Psalm 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.
The psalmist asks that God be merciful to him, bless him and cause his face to shine upon him but he has a purpose to this prayer. I am afraid that the majority of us seek to have God bless us and do great things for us and do not notice that the blessings had a purpose.
The key is that he asked for blessings so that he could serve better and make His way known upon the earth. He wanted the world to know of the One that saves. I wonder how often we seek blessings so that we can serve better.
Sometimes the older I get the more it seems that I am concerned with myself and my comfort. That was never the consideration for the godly, the sold out! I want to be more about getting the gospel of Jesus Christ out to a lost and dying world. I want to have God use me to make Him known!