January 2: Prayer Breathing

Begin this day with Prayer. Take a moment to find your position.  Relax your shoulders with each inhale and exhale.

After three good breaths enter into Prayer Breathing.

Inhale the hands in prayer position from the heart, to the lips, to the forehead and then circle around, back to the heart.

On the inhale breathe this:

In our hearts (hands at heart)

In our words (hands at lips)

In our thoughts (hands at forehead)

I praise your name (as hands circle around)

move slowly…with intention…feeling these words so that each breath becomes a moment of worship.

“In His hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind.” Job 12:10

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3 Responses

  1. In order to be more intentional in slowing down the Prayer Breathing movements, I am lengthening the pauses at heart, lips, and forehead. To each pause, I have added the recitation of a Scripture passage: 1) Heart – “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid” (the words of Jesus in John 14:27). 2) Lips – “Let your conversation be always full of grace, seasoned with salt, so that you may know how to answer everyone” (Colossians 4:6). 3) Forehead/Mind – “… whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable – if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things” (Philippians 4:8). Great for building muscle stamina as well as improving spiritual strength by memorizing these Scriptures.

  2. this is great, Debbi! Well done.

  3. I love this!

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