Blessings Sentence Examples
I am too grateful for all these blessings to wish for more from princes, or from the gods.
Count your blessings, Dean thought.
After proclaiming his intention of conferring on his subjects the blessings of peace, he joined in 1798 an Anglo-Austrian coalition against France; but when Austria paid more attention to her own interests than to the interests of monarchical institutions in general, and when England did not respect the independence of Malta, which he had taken under his protection, he succumbed to the artful blandishments of Napoleon and formed with him a plan for ruining the British empire by the conquest of India.
A life of wisdom will ensure me heavenly blessings.
The Jews would have thought that He had returned to Sinai, the holy mountain; and that they were deprived of the temporal blessings which were the gifts of a God who literally dwelt in the midst of his people."Advertisement
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Count your blessings, see what God has done!
Just count your blessings he's out of the running and now you're a slam-dunk to become Sheriff David Dean.
If Jerusalem has been chosen as His sanctuary and Israel as His own people, it is only that Israel may diffuse God's blessings in the world even at the cost of Israel's own humiliation, exile and dispersion.
Aliyah is calling him or her up before the Torah to recite the blessings before the reading of the Torah portion.Advertisement
For the same power that can forge weapons of mass destruction can also confer blessings beyond all our dreams.
If you have wonderful plaster moldings in your home, count your blessings!
In the second book Philosophy presents to Boetius Fortune, who is made to state to him the blessings he has enjoyed, and after that proceeds to discuss with him the kind of blessings that fortune can bestow, which are shown to be unsatisfactory and uncertain.
The necklace's message allows people to wear it as a form of prayer or a simple reminder of all of life's blessings.
Zera`im (" seeds "), the first Order, on agriculture, is introduced by (I) Berakath (" blessings "), on daily and other prayers and blessings.Advertisement
She is there represented as a mighty goddess, having power over heaven, earth and sea; hence she is the bestower of wealth and all the blessings of daily life.
She may find comfort in taking an inventory of her years, counting all the blessings bestowed upon her.
But scores of city merchants and professional men were then meeting daily at that hour to plead for Pentecostal blessings.
In largely secular societies, it is not surprising that the concept of blessings has dwindled.
Wishings, blessings, cursings, oaths, vows, exorcisms, and so on, are uttered aloud, doubtless partly that they may be heard by the human parties to the rite, but likewise in many cases that they may be heard, or at least overheard, by a consentient deity, perhaps represented visibly by an idol or other cult-object.Advertisement
In the formulae of blessings that follow, the special efficacy against devils is implied by the aspersion with holy water; the benedictions themselves are usually merely invocative of the divine protection or assistance, though, e.g., in the form for blessing sick animals the priest prays that "all diabolic power in them may be destroyed, and that they may be ill no longer."
Metrical doxologies are often sung at the end of hymns, and the term has become especially associated with the stanza beginning "Praise God from whom all blessings flow," with which Thomas Ken, bishop of Winchester, concluded his morning and evening hymns.
The Canadian church also generated controversy by authorizing ' same-sex blessings '.
As we shall see these were not only spiritual blessings but also material blessings.
If using the FUDGE character advancement rules these Blessings count as Gifts or supernormal abilities, at the GM 's option.Advertisement
I'll never be able to count the myriad blessings I have received.
For many of these children, this may be the only contact they have with senior citizens, and these volunteer organizations are blessings for everyone involved.
May the wonder of that first Christmas, the joy of God's abundant blessings, and the peace of Jesus' presence be with you always.
It was intended as a thank-offering for blessings received, and at the same time as a prayer for similar blessings and protection against evil in future; hence, it was called a "suppliant" branch (IKETflpia).
Windows and doors are painted and then decorated with paper scrolls with blessings of "wealth", "good fortune" and "longevity."
If your husband or significant other persists in wearing the same old pair of long swim trunks each year, count your blessings for the freedom of choice your man has when it comes to swim wear.
Christmas prayers offer thanksgiving, joy and ask for blessings on the season.
From a blessing for the Christmas tree to prayers to say before opening gifts, these prayers remind the listener of the meaning in the season and to be thankful for God's blessings.
Blessings, wishes, prayers and warding off diseases are just some of the functions of the shamanic masks and the rituals behind them.
Family and friends will be delighted to hear your news and will want to give you their blessings, wishing you a long and happy life together.
However, there are many blessings associated with having a son or daughter with ADHD.
The movie's classic scene is when Scrooge gives blessings to his worker's son, Tiny Tim.
Count your blessings, count them one by one.
May the Good Lord fulfill you with His promises and bestow on you His many blessings.
Being thankful for all life's blessings - good food, good company, and the best events of the preceding year - is the key to a successful party, no matter what foods or activities may be a part of it.
Both girls were single for quite some time and after getting blessings from their parents (because they didn't want any backlash to occur to their younger brother and sister), they said yes.
Known as devout Christians, family members are followers of QuiverFull, an evangelical movement that teaches that all children are blessings from God and should be welcomed.
I am utilizing the blessings I have in life to giving back.
QuiverFull is not a religion, but is a movement based on the Biblical principle that all children are blessings from God.
One of the mixed blessings of Dreamweaver is that because it's so flexible, it will work with almost any web host.
All who have successfully gone through a triple probation on earth are admitted to share these blessings.
He taught them that they would pass at death to a certain place, where they would enjoy all possible blessings for all eternity, and to convince them of this he had a subterranean chamber constructed, to which he withdrew for three years.
Both by Catholics and by Protestants blessings may be applied to things inanimate as well as animate; but while in the reformed Churches this involves no more than an appeal to God for a special blessing, or a solemn "setting apart" of persons or objects for sacred purpoes, in the Catholic idea it implies a special power, conferred by God, of the priests over the invisible forces of evil.
Though the giving of blessings as a sacerdotal function is proper to the whole order of priests, particular benedictions have, by ecclesiastical authority, been reserved for the bishops, who may, however, delegate some of them; i.e.
To the pope alone is reserved the blessing of the pallium, the golden rose, the "Agnus-Dei" and royal swords; he alone, too, can issue blessings that involve some days' indulgence.
In the new prosperity of the land the union of Yahweh and his people shall be sealed anew, and so the Lord will proceed to pour down further and higher blessings.
A similar series of excellent teachings on practical wisdom and the blessings of a virtuous life, only of a severer and more uncompromising character, is contained in the Sa`adatnama; and, judging from the extreme bitterness of tone manifested in the "reproaches of kings and emirs," we should be inclined to consider it a protest against the vile aspersions poured out upon Nasir's moral and religious attitude during those persecutions which drove him at last to Yumgan.
His ardent zeal was sorely tried by Philip's cautious temperament; and Sir Thomas Stukeley's projected Irish expedition, which Sanders was to have accompanied with the blessings and assistance of the pope, was diverted to Morocco where Stukeley was killed at the battle of Al Kasr al Kebir in 1578.
Some there were who hoped that so great an opportunity would not be lost, but that the statesmen would initiate such measures of international disarmament as would perpetuate the blessings of that peace which Europe was again enjoying after twenty years of warfare.
Mention has been made above of the belief that the dead retained a conscious existence in or near the place where they were buried, and that they were able to confer blessings upon their friends.
Nicholas of Cusa was nominated legate for Germany, and began the work of reformation by travelling through every province in Germany dispensing blessings.
But the proudest boast of Lord Hastings and Sir John Malcolm was, not that they had advanced the pomoerium, but that they had conferred the blessings of peace and good government upon millions who had suffered unutterable things from Mahratta and Pindari tyranny.
The leaders of the Great Vehicle urged their followers to seek to attain, not so much to Arahatship, which would involve only their own salvation, but to Bodhisatship, by the attainment of which they would be conferring the blessings of the Dhamma upon countless multitudes in the long ages of the future.
Into this chaos enter from time to time broad rays of sunshine, the efforts of a few enlightened monarchs to evolve order from disorder, and to supply to their people the blessings of peace and civilization.
This imputed righteousness, however, is not disjoined from real personal righteousness, for regeneration and sanctification come to the believer from Christ no less than justification; the two blessings are not to be confounded, but neither are they to be disjoined.
The king must have listened to the curses as well as the blessings in chap. xxviii., and no doubt also to the exhortations in chaps.
Luckily, or, to speak with a reverence proper to the occasion, providentially, mankind are not disposed to embark the blessings they enjoy on a voyage of syllogistic adventure to obtain something more beautiful in exchange.
Surely if it be blessed with even a fraction of the goodness and kindness of its father, the child deserves all the blessings of life; far more than might be offered by this wretch of a woman God may deem to mother it into the world.
He appears in television programs to invoke blessings upon his mother.
We are told that if we do we go to heaven, we live forever, we receive the promised blessings.
Poverty of expression is apt to cloak the real spirit of primitive prayer, and the formula under which its aspirations may be summed up, namely, "Blessings come, evils go," covers all sorts of confused notions about a grace to be acquired and an impurity to be wiped away, which, as far back as our clues take us, invite interpretations of a decidedly spiritualistic and ethical order.
The blessings which kings were expected to bestow upon their subjects, in life as well as after death, were partly of a supernatural character.
After all, sight and hearing are but two of the beautiful blessings which God had given me.
We must repent of sin, or we cannot receive the blessings of salvation.
As everyone retires, the fairies perform their blessings and Puck delivers a tender epilog soliloquy.
In the Islam tradition, many names are combined to form more complete meanings; such as Abu Barakat is "father of blessings."
Siblings. Growing families are blessings, and it doesn't matter if you have lots of money.
While there will be hurdles to overcome, hopefully the blessings you'll receive from this wonderful relationship will more than outweigh any difficulties you encounter.
Adoption can provide lifelong blessings for you and the child you choose to adopt.
If you live in a part of the country where roadside stands abound, count your blessings.
Those who owe money can miss out on blessings due to lost spiritual focus.
Be sure to highlight cards that include blessings or words of wisdom, since these may be very special to you later.
Friendships-Talk about how you may lose touch, but not lose the lessons and blessings from the friendships that have been developed over the years.
The number seven is said to represent the seven days of creation and is also reflected in the Seven Blessings.
The couple strived to teach their children to appreciate their many blessings.
She and her husband wanted a day dedicated to highlighting the blessings grandparents are to the family, but she also wanted it to be more than that.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar is read word for word for his knowledgeable and practical insight and blessings.
It ushers in protective energy and blessings for good health.
This way you can hang one picture over each nightstand to bring luck and blessings to your marriage or relationship.
This Chinese creature draws blessings and surrounds your home and all who live there, in a protective energy.
Families and friends gather around a table filled with food to give thanks for all their blessings.
You can purchase a book that Jon and Kate have written called Multiple Blessings.
At Eleusis, Demeter was venerated as the introducer of all the blessings which agriculture brings in its train - fixed dwelling-places, civil order, marriage and a peaceful life; hence her name Thesmophoros, " the bringer of law and order," and the festival Thesmophoria.
During the golden age she remained among men distributing blessings, but when the iron (or bronze) age came on, she was forced to withdraw, being the last of the goddesses to quit the earth.
Demophon was burnt to death, and Demeter, to console his parents, took upon herself the care of Triptolemus, instructed him in everything connected with agriculture, and presented him with a wonderful chariot, in which he travelled all over the world, spreading the knowledge of the precious art and the blessings of civilization.
He accounts for their temporary success by recording that "the Mussulman hordes experienced the comfort of fighting for their religion, and the blessings of it reverted to the sovereignty of his just and pious majesty."
The years are years of unbroken continuity of outward blessings.
Sir Henry's own principal contribution to the discussion was rather unfortunate, for while insisting on the blessings derived by England from its free-trade policy, he coupled this with the rhetorical admission (at Bolton in 1903) that "12,000,000 British citizens were underfed and on the verge of hunger."