benediction n. [mass noun] the utterance of a blessing, especially at the end of a religious service. (Benediction) (in the Roman Catholic Church) a service in which the congregation is blessed with the sacrament. [count noun] a prayer asking for divine blessing. the state of being blessed. late Middle English: via Old French from Latin benedictio(n-), from benedicere ‘wish well, bless’, from bene ‘well’ + dicere ‘say’.

Fiction Writing Prompt: Write a scene that includes a benediction.

Journaling Prompt: Write about an experience you have had receiving a benediction or blessing.

Art Prompt: Benediction

Non-Fiction / Speechwriting Prompt: Giving blessings is a lost art in today’s modern world. How would you bring back the art of blessing in your life?

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