A blessing is simply an indicator of approval and acceptance of the person being blessed. It’s also a wish for good ending for the person and the event at hand. Example: you may bless your son or daughter, wishing them well and specifically declaring that certain positive things should happen to them and negatives should not happen. You may bless anyone else. God do bless human beings and all things He had created. In the same way, a subject may receive the blessing of the King or Queen.
Here is a worthy example (watch the Youtube video
) by HRM Queen Elizabeth II,
the British Monarch pronouncing the following blessings on the people and a ship called QE2:
‘I name this ship Queen Elizabeth. God bless her and all who sail in her"
According to John McLeod, “kind words are such a blessing to the needful, if one but knew the pleasure that they bring”
American Presidents (See some speeches by USA Presidents
) do bless the people and the Country thus: "God bless America"
A blessing is a strong petition for success. Blessing brings a relationship closer and improves confidence between all involved. Blessing is a sign of love and affection. Here is an Irish blessing as example.
“May your days be many and your troubles be few. May all God's blessings descend upon you. May peace be within you”
Blessing is often by spoken word but can also be by written word. The importance of blessing (and curses) is that, it demonstrates the power in spoken words
. What you speak negatively or positively have a propensity to be as you have spoken it. Often, blessing are made for good causes and on those that pursues such credible causes. However, even bad people do exchange blessings between each other. Nonetheless, blessings may be pronounced on a person or people not because of their work but because of love and mercy that you have for the person or people.
The Lord said to Moses, “Tell Aaron and his sons, ‘This is how you are to bless the Israelites. Say to them: ‘“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.”’ “So they will put my name on the Israelites, and I will bless them.”
You can do the same thing in your own words in your own ways.
Jacob, blessing his children and Joseph in Genesis 49
is another example:
“Joseph is a fruitful bough,
A fruitful bough by a well;
His branches run over the wall.
The archers have bitterly grieved him,
Shot at him and hated him.
But his bow remained in strength,
And the arms of his hands were made strong
By the hands of the Mighty God of Jacob
(From there is the Shepherd, the Stone of Israel),
By the God of your father who will help you,
And by the Almighty who will bless you
With blessings of heaven above,
Blessings of the deep that lies beneath,
Blessings of the breasts and of the womb.
The blessings of your father
Have excelled the blessings of my ancestors,
Up to the utmost bound of the everlasting hills.
They shall be on the head of Joseph,
And on the crown of the head of him who was separate from his brothers.”
Now bless your own children, the way you want them to proper in the world. Bless your friends; bless your family and neighbors. Bless your own self and your works. There is power in words.
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