A Breathing Prayer

by Christine Sine
ALong the coast Northern Queensland

ALong the coast Northern Queensland

I have had several requests for this prayer recently. I use it in the introduction to my GodSpace workshops and wrote it last year when I was in a time of really needing to center down myself. It really helps me to relax and focus on God.

I suggest that people sit with their hands in their laps palm up while they say the first line and take a deep breath then turn palms down and breathe out as they say the second line. The lines in bold can be recited by the whole group if you like. Enjoy.

Breathe in the breath of God

Breathe out your cares and concerns

Breathe in the love of God

Breathe out your doubts and despairs

Breathe in the life of God

Breathe out your fears and frustrations

We sit quietly before the One who gives life and love to all creation,

We sit in awe of the One who formed us in our mother’s wombs

We sit at peace surrounded by the One who fills every fibre of our being

Breathe in the breath of God

Breathe out your tensions and turmoil

Breathe in the love of God

Breathe out your haste and hurry

Breathe in the life of God

Breathe out your work and worry

We sit quietly before the One who gives life and love to all creation,

We sit in awe of the One who formed us in our mother’s wombs

We sit at peace surrounded by the One who fills every fibre of our being

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Abdur Rahman March 12, 2009 - 1:54 pm

Peace Christine,

This is a beautiful prayer, and it sounds very much like the zikr (remembrance) ceremony of Sufi Muslim groups, which also focus on the breath as one of the primary (and often unnoticed) gifts of God.

God willing, I’ll be stopping by again.

Abdur Rahman

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Christine Sine September 2, 2010 - 6:01 pm

Lovely. I think we need to teach young kids to enter into prayer in as many ways as possible

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