Annie's "St. Patrick's Day Blessings" Page
~St. Patrick's Day is celebrated around the world on March 17th~

What is a BLESSING?

"And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:"
~Genesis 12:2~

The Dictionary defines "BLESSING" this way:

Pronunciation: (bles'ing),
1. the act or words of a person who blesses.
2. a special favor, mercy, or benefit: the blessings of liberty.
3. a favor or gift bestowed by God, thereby bringing happiness.
4. the invoking of God's favor upon a person: The son was denied his father's blessing.
5. praise; devotion; worship, esp. grace said before a meal: The children took turns reciting the blessing.
6. approval or good wishes: The proposed law had the blessing of the governor.

Here are some related BLESSING words:
Beatitudes & benediction
Kiddush - Jewish blessing
doxology & unblessed
Mass, in Christianity - The Service
Esau - sold his birth rite or blessing
maftir & Havdalah

What does the Bible say about "Blessing" & "Blessings"?

There are 9 Bible verses with "blessings" in them
and 64 Bible verses with
"blessing" in them.

Nave's Topical Bible offers:
Spiritual blessings & Temporal blessings

Study pages about "Blessing":
Blessing Baker's: Blessing

"Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who hath blessed us with all spiritual blessings in heavenly places in Christ:"
~Ephesians 1:3~

"Blessings are upon the head of the just: but violence covereth
the mouth of the wicked."
~Proverbs 10:6~

"A faithful man shall abound with blessings: but he that
maketh haste to be rich shall not be innocent."
~Proverbs 28:20~

Here are a few "Irish Blessings"

May the road rise up to meet you,
may the wind be always at your back,
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rain fall soft upon your fields,
and until we meet again,
May God hold you in the palm of His hand.
............................An Irish blessing

An Irish Blessing............

Famous Irish Blessing Quotes:
From - The Quotations Page Search

"Reflect on your present blessings, of which every man has many; not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some."
~Charles Dickens~

"The hardest arithmetic to master is that which enables us to count our blessings." ~Eric Hoffer~

"The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of socialism is the equal sharing of misery."

Blessing from HoneyBrook Graphics

Irish Blessing Sites:
Please note before visiting the links below that some Irish Blessings are actually used for Toasts. So please realize and understand that I may not agree or approve each and every item on these pages.

Irish Quotations, Irish Blessings, Irish Proverbs and Irish Toasts - Ireland, Emerald Isle, Irish.
Catholic Encyclopedia on St Patrick has a page about: Blessing
Irish Jokes and Irish Blessings
Irish blessings from Kyle
Classic Irish Blessings & BLESSINGS SENT IN from Momwiz
Irish Blessings and Sayings! from The Holiday Spot
Traditional Irish Blessing (A Blessing from Saint Patrick) &
An Irish Blessing (a wee bit of humor)
ST PATRICK'S DAY - Poems & Blessings
IRISH BLESSINGS - Blessings, Toasts and quotes
Unusual Trivia Collection - Irish Blessings and Toasts
Original Irish blessings on
Robin's Irish Page
The full text of
The Prayer of St. Patrick
Irish Blessings from Dobhran's Inspire!
Irish Blessing from Kathy's Place
Irish Blessings from There's No Place Like Home for the Holidays to learn
more about them and read some online.
HoneyBrook Graphics have Irish Blessing Graphics!

"Go and do likewise"
~Luke 10:37~

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