The Breath of God

Breath is the gift of life. Every breath is a gift.

My prayer response:

God, I inhale your love. God, I exhale your love. Every breath is full of You.

Biblical touchstones:

The LORD God formed man 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

God Creates Adam, 13th century stained glass

Let everything that breathes praise the LORD! Praise the LORD! 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

Invitation to prayer:
What prayers are emerging from your heart, mind, and body? Pray them now. Let them lead you where you need to go.

Photos: God breathing life into Adam. The thirteenth-century  Good Samaritan window at the Chartres Cathedral in France.

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