Abilities in Skyrim are usually refferring to passive stats and values boost to the player. Differ to powers they are not restricted to use and normally do not require activation.
Blessings are passive, temporary buffs that normally last for eight real-time hours of gameplay. They can be obtained by praying at altars, typically located in temples. Only one blessing can be active at a time. The Temple of the Divines located in Solitude has all the Nine Divines shrines available with the exception of the Shrine of Talos as his worship is currently banned in the Empire.
|Blessing of Akatosh||Magicka regenerates 10% faster.||Shrine of Akatosh|
|Blessing of Arkay||Increases your Health by 25 points.||Shrine of Arkay|
|Blessing of Dibella||+10 Speechcraft.||Shrine of Dibella|
|Blessing of Julianos||Increases your Magicka by 25 points.||Shrine of Julianos|
|Blessing of Kynareth||Increases your stamina by 25 points.||Shrine of Kynareth|
|Blessing of Mara||Healing spells restore 10% more.||Shrine of Mara|
|Blessing of Nocturnal||You are 10% harder to detect while sneaking.||Shrine of Nocturnal|
|Blessing of Stendarr||Block 10% more damage with your shield.||Shrine of Stendarr|
|Blessing of Talos||Time between shouts is reduced by 20%.||Shrine of Talos|
|Blessing of Zenithar||Prices are 10% better.||Shrine of Zenithar|
|Blessing of Auriel(Dawnguard)||You are 10% more effective with missile weapons.||Shrine of Auriel|
|Blessing of Azura (Dragonborn)||Resist 10% of magic.||Raven Rock Temple|
|Blessing of Boethiah(Dragonborn)||One Handed weapons do 10% more damage.|
|Blessing of Mephala(Dragonborn)||Prices are 10% better.|