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A voice of one calling:
“In the wilderness prepare
the way for the Lord;
make straight in the desert
a highway for our God.
Every valley shall be raised up,
every mountain and hill made low;
the rough ground shall become level,
the rugged places a plain.
And the glory of the Lord will be revealed,
and all people will see it together.
For the mouth of the Lord has spoken.”
— Isaiah 40.3-5, New International Version
We ourselves are daughters, mothers, aunts, wives, friends, neighbors, teachers, and researchers. We know that in these days particularly, our time is limited. Perhaps you can find five minutes (or more!) for spiritual reflection — and if so, we rejoice with you and bless you! But if finding time for quiet is difficult, we want to help reframe the goal. It’s not about the time spent; it is about the connection with God. If he can feed thousands with five loaves and two fish, then he can take your five seconds of prayer and infuse you with his loving presence.
Some of us have been appreciating the form of prayer called “breath prayer” throughout the pandemic. You can read more about it, but we’ll describe it like this:
Pray a short phrase while breathing — one half on an inhale, and one half on an exhale. Repeat as needed.
You can find a printable version of this card for your personal use — just print it double-sided, then cut it out.
You can find all the other Advent breath prayers on this page.
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