10 'Breath Prayers'

When you can't stop in a church or kneel, these short, simple prayers can be spoken in a single breath.

by Bob Hostetler — Posted in Pray Effectively on Mar 17, 2015

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You can’t always stop into a church or find somewhere to kneel or light a candle or even close your eyes and bow your head. But you can always pray. Especially if you cultivate the habit of “breath prayers.” They are simple prayers. Short. Easy. They can be spoken in a single breath and repeated numerous times throughout the day. But the habit of “breath prayers” can make a huge difference in your life as they help you to “pray without ceasing” (1 Thessalonians 5:17).

Christians have used this technique for centuries. Books have been written about the practice (The Way of a Pilgrim, for example).

As Rick Warren described it in The Purpose-Driven Life, “You choose a brief sentence or a simple phrase that can be repeated in one breath….Pray it as often as possible so it is rooted deep in your heart." 

Here are ten short, simple “breath” prayers, based on Scripture, that you can pray anytime, anywhere:

 

 

Have you prayed any of these “breath prayers?” Are there others you pray often? 

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