When Christ came to the Americas, we are told he did the following with the children:
"and he took their little children, one by one, and blessed them, and prayed unto the Father for them." (3 Nephi 17:21 https://www.lds.org/scriptures/bofm/3-ne/17)
That same authority which the Savior used to bless the children has been restored to the earth today in our day, and it is for all.
Do we take advantage of the power of the priesthood and get blessings when we need them? Those who give the blessings are guided from on high, and by the power of the atonement, God pours out blessings upon the one receiving the blessing, and the one giving.
It is as if Christ himself were here, giving us blessings.
One thing interesting to note. Elder Oaks spoke several conferences ago about Priesthood blessings (Healing the Sick, April 2010 General Conference). He said that if the person giving the blessing forgot to say a blessing that the Lord intends to give, the person will get that blessing anyway.
All the person giving the blessing has to do is state the authority of the Priesthood by which the blessings are given by, and it opens the windows of heaven for the abundant blessings the Lord intends for the person receiving it.
Because human error doesn't change the blessings the Lord wants to give you.
As said before, it is as if the Savior himself were giving us blessings, for that is the power by which those blessings are sent.
May we ever remember that.
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Picture is And He Blessed them one by one by Jeremy Winborg