Trust Christ! and a great benediction of tranquil repose comes down upon the calm mind and the tranquil heart.
We take a drink only for the sake of the benediction.isaac leib peretz
With silence only as their benediction, God's angels come Where in the shadow of a great affliction, The soul sits dumb!john greenleaf whittier
...in the Churches of the East Amen is still commonly said after the form of baptism , sometimes by the bystanders, sometimes by the priest himself. In the prayers of exorcism it is the person exorcised who is expected to say "Amen", and in the conferring of sacred orders, when the vestments, etc., are given to the candidate by the bishop with some prayer of benediction , it is again the candidate who responds, just as in the solemn blessing of the Mass the people answer in the person of the server.
So, as the Council of Trent declared, the Catholic Church, rich with the experiences of ages and clothed with their splendor, has introduced mystic benediction (mantra), incense ( dhupa ), water ( achamana ), lights ( dipa ), bells ( ghanta ), flowers ( w:Pushpanjalipushpa ), vestments and all the magnificence of ceremonies in order to excite the spirit of religion to the contemplation of the profound mysteries which they reveal. As are its faithful, the Church is composed of both body ( deha ) and soul ( atma ). It renders to the Lord (ishvara) a double worship, external ( bahyapuja ) and interior ( manaspuja ), the latter being the prayer ( vandana ) of the faithful.
The willow hangs with sheltering grace And benediction o'er their sod, And Nature, hushed, assures the soul They rest in God.
Such songs have power to quiet The restless pulse of care, And come like the benediction That follows after prayer.Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Get into sympathy with Jesus. Seek His presence, seek His help. And walking through the world in His company, you will be as balm in the bleakest weather, a benediction in the wildest scene.
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