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blessing

Judaism
a. a short prayer prescribed for a specific occasion and beginning "Blessed art thou, O Lord…"
b. a section of the liturgy including a similar formula
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those who bless you be blessed,' which Isaac gave to Jacob-in-disguise and withheld from Esau.
And then bedlam again reigned, as we all got up from the table (since it is our custom for everyone to perform re'haz) and I realized that this bedlam was the same as on any normal Friday or holiday evening when we all get up to wash our hands and bless God Who commanded us to perform the libations over the hands, prior to the mozi (the blessing over bread).
Bless and others say NASA would have been wiser to send up some of the observational equipment years ago on simpler, single-instrument missions.
While some blessings are reserved for ordained ministers--especially if the blessing is part of a sacrament--our church teaches that laypeople are called to bless others and are especially encouraged to do so within the family.
Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name" is the way the psalmist begins Psalm 103.
I bless you with Jonah's behemoth belly abyss, for such bleak
Their assumption is that humans can acknowledge and praise the reality of God, but not cause God to be blessed; theologically, praising God is acceptable, but daring to bless God is deemed arrogant.
The resolution passed by the Eastern Synod would have allowed a pastor to bless the unions of same-sex couples but only after a two-thirds majority vote by his or her congregation and after consultation with the bishop.
Bless My Child: A Catholic Mother's Prayer Book by Julie Cragon offers mothers a rich variety of prayers for eery occasion.
Scott Bless has resigned after five seasons as football coach at South Eugene.
I will make of you a great nation[ldots] and bless you,[ldots] and all the families of the earth shall bless themselves by you.
Bless the Lord, dews and falling snow; sing praise to him and highly exalt him forever.