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“My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has been mindful of the humble state of his servant. From now on all generations will call me blessed, for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name."
— Luke 1.46-49, 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.
We hope these prayers make way for you to both grow in awareness of God’s presence with you and to prepare your own heart for the celebration of his birth, even through the challenging circumstances of these days.
You can find all the other Advent breath prayers on this page.
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