You asked: What do you say when someone says God bless?

When someone says God bless you what does that mean?

God bless (you)!

said when saying goodbye to someone, to say that you hope good things will happen to them : Good night everyone, and God bless. said when someone sneezes, to say that you hope they have good health: “Achoo!” “God bless you.”

Is it appropriate to say God bless?

“Saying ‘God bless you‘ following a sneeze is a common refrain, so common and taught from childhood that many people don’t even think of it as a blessing, but rather as an utterance without specific meaning other than a response to a sneeze that is polite in some way,” said Dr.

What do you reply to bless you?

It’s just a polite thing to say, and it’s customary to reply with “Thank you“. (Nobody would think you were actually calling blessings down on them from God, so whether you or they believe or not is irrelevant.)

What to say instead of bless you?

The most common alternative response that I’m aware of, especially in American English, is “Gesundheit!“. Gesundheit! is borrowed from German, and literally means “Health!”. Actually “Bless you!” (often uttered as “bleshoo”) can be considered as the secular (or neutral) version of “God bless you!”.

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Can I say may God bless you?

May God bless you” is correct. It’s a subjunctive form, actually, where the subjunctive is being used as a sort of third person imperative.

Why shouldn’t you say bless you?

When people don’t say bless you, we begin to suspect they don’t care about our well-being. As etiquette columnist Miss Manners once observed, it’s considered more rude for people getting hit with snot shrapnel to bypass the bless you than it is for the person detonating the germ bombs to fail to say excuse me.

Is it unprofessional to say God bless you?

They can probably say ‘God bless you’ to customers, but an employer has a right to uniformity in the workplace and not to be saddled with an employee’s beliefs. An email signature is more permanent than words, and gives the impression the message is approved by the company.

How do you say God bless you in another way?

Different Ways to Say “Bless You!”

  • BLESS YOUR SOUL.
  • BLESS YOUR COTTON SOCKS!
  • GOD BLESS YOU.
  • BLESS YOUR HEART.
  • AWW BLESS!

How do you bless someone?

Here is my list……..

  1. Pray for them.
  2. Text them a verse that gives hope.
  3. Spend time with them just hearing their heart.
  4. Make a meal for them and deliver it to their home.
  5. Send a Bible tract in the mail.
  6. Offer to watch their kids so they can have a date night with their spouse.
  7. Offer to pick up groceries for them.