Breath Prayers

Breathing In God’s Stillness
Be still and know that I am God.—Psalm 46:10 (NIV) 
The command to “be still” comes from the Hebrew word “raphah” and means “be weak,” “let go” or “release.” God asks us to be weak, to let go and trust. Trusting God means letting go of our thoughts regarding the past and the future and coming into the present moment. This means we are letting go of control. God gave us free will, including the ability to choose our thoughts. If the focal point of our mind is on our busy day ahead and we live future events in the present moment, we will lose God’s presence and peace. If we focus our mind on God in the given moment, we will be present in all we do and experience God’s peace.
This prayer can be prayed in different situations during the day. You can pray while in traffic, during a business meeting or when picking your kids up from school. Become aware of God’s stillness throughout your day, and you will be rewarded by getting everything done peacefully in God’s time.
“Being still does not mean don't move. It means move in peace.”—E’yen A. Gardner

Be aware of your breath and breathe gently...
As you breathe in, pray “Be”…
As you breathe out, pray “still”… 
Feel God’s stillness increase with every breath and pray “Be still” until you feel God’s peace and presence...
If you are in a quiet space, sit with your eyes lowered or closed and become aware of your body. How did it feel before you prayed and how does it feel now?
Let God’s stillness be your prayer today, so everyone you meet today will be blessed by God’s stillness in you.

Prayer: Be still. Amen.

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