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Tending The Threshold ~ A Breath Prayer: Jes-us

 

A Breath Prayer: Jes-us

Light a candle, play some soft music, say a meaningful prayer, a Psalm like the 23rd, or whatever you do to enter devotion.
The monastics call this entering the cave of our heart. The Franciscan’s pray with their head lower than their heart to remind themselves that it’s heart first in approaching God.

A breath prayer is simply a way to drop our linear mind, to enter our spirit through our breath.
Take three deep breaths and slowly center yourself in your heart.

As breath is spirit,
Breathe in this moment…
Let the stillness soak into your being.
Breathe in forgiveness, and breathe out your release.
Breathe in faith, and breathe out thanksgiving.
Breathe in silently saying ‘Jes’, and breathe out silently saying ‘us’.
Enter into your rest prepared for you,
In Christ’s finished work.
Close your eyes or let them rest gently focused a few feet in front of you, as you breathe naturally.

Breathe… embracing belonging, releasing gratitude,
Focusing on the presence of Jesus.
Letting go and letting God,
Like a trust fall into the arms of God
Allowing yourself to feel well, and whole in these eternal arms.
Beloved
Feeling joy in God’s presence.
Free from suffering and harm,
Free and whole.

Take your time, savor, and soak in the presence of God.

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