Words & Phrases
an event outside of human control, often associated with natural disasters
Marty: It’s 'gonna' take an act of God to be able to make our house payment this month.
Sylvia: In that case, let's pray ...
used in negative situations to mean you don’t like something or what someone does
For God’s sake ... will you turn down the TV! (and) For the love of God, don’t ask me to repeat myself again, please.
a request to God to bless us all
I love seeing all the volunteers at
our annual fund-raising event for the poor. God bless America!
a desire for something NOT to happen (with the help of God)
God forbid I lose my job on top of everything else!
a call to a higher power to assist you through difficult circumstances
God help me ... I will get through this cancer treatment.
Oh God no! I don’t ‘wanna’ listen to that song one more time.
said when nobody knows the answer to something (except God)
Rob: How long do you think it’s ‘gonna’ take him to get here?
Nancy: God only knows.
a blessing (sent by God)
My best friend showed up when I needed her the most. What a Godsend!
sending good wishes to someone who is going on some kind of journey
Tommy: I’m flying on an airplane by myself for the first time.
Arthur: Have a safe flight. Godspeed!