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  • So even blessing oneself is predicated on conventions of performance which display sensitivity to their interactive origins. It is interesting, however, that there is no conventional speech act for autoblessing in English, such as 'God bless me'.

    --Kurt A. Bruder, 1998, "A pragmatics for human relationship with the divine: An examination of the monastic blessing sequence", Journal of Pragmatics 29(4)

    July 11, 2010