Remember and Celebrate

August 24, 2010

Breath Prayer – A Gift to A Friend who is Grieving

Marathon Key, Florida Sept. 2007


After my only brother suddenly died,
I learned the value of a “breath prayer.”
A breath prayer is what you pray
when you can’t pray . . .
when you have no words. . .
when your emotions are so ragged,
you can’t even form words.

My breath prayer was
“God, I need to hear from you.”
I prayed this prayer over and over
until I “heard.”

I offer my breath prayer to you
if you need one.
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August 2010 Note – One day, a couple years later I realized my breath prayer was changing. Often I prayed “Jesus, I just want to be with you.” I still use both breath prayers.

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One response to “Breath Prayer – A Gift to A Friend who is Grieving”

  1. Hi Carol,

    I just added your blog to my dashboard so that I will see when you publish a new post.

    I like your term, “Breath Prayer.”

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