A Prayer for Breath

Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew,
that I may love the way you love,
and do what you would do.
-Edwin Hatch

Pneuma (Spirit), may your breath….

Revive me when my complacency keeps me from moving out of my comfort zone to make your life giving presence known

Resuscitate me when I feel trapped in the sinking sand of adversity that feels suffocating

Reconcile me to those whom I have hurt either directly or inadvertantly by not seeing them as my neighbor

Restore your creation through me as you open my eyes to the ways we sustain one another

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3 thoughts on “A Prayer for Breath

  1. Andrew Budek-Schmeisser

    Lord, I know I’ve disappointed
    You, and caused You pain;
    please, can I be re-anointed?
    Breathe on me again!
    So many things I should have done,
    I didn’t, that’s a fact,
    and I sinned ’cause it was fun;
    ’twas self-control I lacked.
    I hurt so many others
    to build my ego up,
    while know them as brothers;
    that guilt’s a bitter cup,
    so I ask rebirth from this soul-death
    by Your sweet and holy breath.

    1. Stephanie Post author

      “so I ask rebirth from this soul-death
      by Your sweet and holy breath.” Thankfully the CPR never stops.


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