The joy of experiencing life under the surface of the ocean water was possible because of the oxygen pumping into my diving helmet. Air is something I take for granted–unless I can’t get enough of it, as when I had my pulmonary embolism in 2010. How grateful I am for the unseen gift of air that sustains my life. How grateful I am for the many unseen gifts of God.


My prayer response:

Breath of Life, Thank you for making me alive–both physically and spiritually. Gratefully yours, Jill


Biblical touchstones:

  • God formed humanity from the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and the man became a living being. Genesis 2:7
  • Let everything that breathes praise God! Praise God! Psalm 150:6
  • When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit.” John 20:19-22


Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging in your heart, mind, and body?
Pray them now.


Photo: Aquasafari (oxygen helmet) on a reef off Bora Bora in French Polynesia. ©Timothy C Geoffrion

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