benediction benediction  /ˌbɛ nə ˈdɪk ʃən/


  1. (n) the act of praying for divine protection
  2. (n) a ceremonial prayer invoking divine protection



  1. It had been a benediction as much as an endorsement from the religious leader, when he supported quality education for underprivileged children.
  2. The Obama folks needed to pick two religious leaders for the Inaugural Ceremony one to give the invocation and the other the benediction.


  1. Aurora church active for more than 100 years gathers for last service

    AURORA -- Nearly 145 years of Sunday school and sermons ended on Sunday morning as the First Christian Church in downtown Aurora held its final benediction.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: KY3 Springfield

  2. We do what we can; Jesus does the rest

    Later this afternoon, as Father [Don] Walker announced last Sunday, this parish, together with Our Lady of Grace will have a procession with the Blessed Sacrament and celebrate Benediction at the end of that procession.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: National Catholic Reporter

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  1. "I asked for benediction upon this place, for all these kids," Jean told The Associated Press.
    on Nov 12, 2007 By: Wyclef Jean Source: Forbes

  2. "Coming the month after the memorable benediction he delivered at President Barack Obama's inauguration, Dr Lowery's visit can propel spiritual upliftment in our country and foster harmony in our society in this divisive election period,"...
    on Feb 18, 2009 By: Baldwin Spencer Source:

  3. "Today, we are being humiliated in the world in various realms which is because of refraining from the teachings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW). To attain benediction before Allah Almighty and the blessings of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and also to gain...
    on Mar 31, 2007 By: Pervez Musharraf Source: The News - International

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