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Love these. I frequently go to “Be” “Loved” and sit with it until it organically shifts from a reminder to let myself “Be Loved” into the affirmation of being “Beloved”

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Breath prayers are one of my most treasured spiritual practices.

My go-to is:

"The place I am (sitting/standing/laying)

Is holy ground"

Thank you for some new options ♥️

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Thank you for these, Sarah. I love them all. The one that spoke to me the most was, “Inhale: I release my worry and what-ifs,

Exhale: and I welcome Your prevailing peace and holy possibilities.”

Lately I’ve been thinking about how this fear revolved around salvation has manifested itself in my life in other ways. The “If I don’t witness to my friends, they’ll all go to hell, and it’ll be my fault” has manifested later in my life as “If I don’t do this assignment completely perfectly, I’ll be criticized and won’t receive future assignments” and other fears I shouldn’t have to carry.

It’s as if I was trained to believe that constantly fearing the what-ifs would make me a better Christian, more likely to be constantly striving to save others, but it just led to religious based fears and pressures manifesting themselves in my life in other ways.

May we all heal from those what-ifs.

Thanks again.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Looking at some of these. Trying to figure out the logistics of including them during radiation treatment.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

I love this. A favorite: “speak to my heart” “I am listening”

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Inhale, I am enough

Exhale, you are enough

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I like this! It's like a form of meditation, which I believe can come in many forms. I read somewhere that the Hebrew word for meditate, as in the Psalms, for example, has the connotation of making sounds, bringing to mind eastern world type meditation more than "Christian" meditation. I believe they learned the Scriptures through repetition, possibly mentally picturing the words seeping into their inner being, or heart. "Your word have I hid in my heart that I might not sin against you." Psalm 119:11. Also, in connection with your breathing prayer, as you probably know, one of the Hebrew words for breath, ruach, is also the most prominent Hebrew word for spirit. Isn't that beautiful?!!!

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Breath prayers keep me rooted and help me tune out the inner noise I constantly have running in my mind. Thanks for these, Sarah. So grateful for the ways you invite us all into a deeper (and simpler) sort of Christian spirituality.

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Love the new suggestions. I do breath prayers when I do my yoga sessions. Inhale - the Spirit of God in me; exhale - the love of God from me.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Thanks Sarah, I need this and you’ve motivated me. I like (inhale) “God is with me,” and (exhale) “God is for me.”

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

My breath prayers often focus around the start of my day. I love my job but it can be high stress especially when classes don't go as planned or the work is piling up.. Some of my go-tos are:

Inhale: Lord this day is in your hands

Exhale: Do with it as you will

Inhale: Though i am tired and weak

Exhale: Your grace sustains me

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

thank you sarah, this is beautiful & exactly what I was praying for. more of in my life (breath prayers) this sunday at church, you're the best, grateful!

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Thank you for creating and sharing the beautiful peace of these prayers. Blessings abounding to you, and may you know that you make a difference.

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Apr 24, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

Inhale. I know

Exhale. that my Redeemer lives

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I haven't done breath prayers for a while but you inspire me to incorporate them into my spiritual practices.

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Apr 25, 2023Liked by Sarah Bessey

I believe you Jesus

I trust you

All of my hope is in you

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