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Synonyms for bless

Synonyms for bless

to make sacred by a religious rite

Synonyms for bless

confer prosperity or happiness on

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make the sign of the cross over someone in order to call on God for protection


render holy by means of religious rites

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Patriarchs throughout the Hebrew story continue to bless their sons, particularly their firstborn.
Later, Isaac summons Jacob by name to bless him with progeny (especially generations of descendents), property (the Land), and more: 'And may He grant you the blessing of Abraham, to you and your seed as well, that you may take hold of the land of your sojournings, which God granted to Abraham' (28:1-4).
When one converts to Judaism, one first immerses in the mikvah (the ritual bath) and, only thereafter, does one bless "God Who has commanded us to fulfill the commandment of immersion.
Intensifying those worries is the inefficiency of the scheduling software, which might rob astronomers of half their potential observation time, Bless and others say.
One may have a special gift and God can bless it with the anointing and it would still glorify Him.
God, bless Teenasia and help her to become the Teenasia you created her to be," I finally said.
Whether or not the following articles bless the Lord, they do offer manifold blessings to us
He said: "We can bless animals and animals can bless us.
I bless you with Job's suffering, which cleansed his golden halo of
Nurdame lives in a remote Turkish village in the 1950s and weaves prayer rugs renowned among merchants for their beautifully intricate patterns, and among brides and their families for their power to bless a marriage.
So she substitutes N'varekh et eyn ha-hayyim, "let us bless the source (or well, wellspring, fountain) of life" for the traditional wording.
The fact that Sidon was a more prosperous area just made it harder to bear that God's prophet would bless somebody there while Israel suffered from drought.
Earlier, the Lutheran council had ratified a motion "to reconsider a local option for pastors and congregations to bless same-gender couples.
Joey Karpowicz asked the priest as he made his way through rows of cars to bless his 1965 Schwinn bicycle.