Breathing as a Spiritual Discipline


Breath prayers are a type of prayer that allows us to “pray without ceasing” as Paul talked about. Of course, you can’t really do much without ceasing, except breathing.


This is a way to embody prayer. Each time you inhale and exhale, you say a word or phrase.

Inhale. Jesus be my Rock. Exhale.


It’s a reminder that even our breath comes from the Lord. It’s a simple prayer, but a meaningful one. Today, practice your breath prayer by choosing a word or a phrase from your favorite hymn or Psalm. Take a few moments to be aware of your breathing and repeat these words.


(This is a great exercise for those busy mornings as you rush to jump into the car, or cook yourself a meal.)

Want to learn about more spiritual practices? Email tayler@princetonumc.org to get access to the self-paced Selah Prayer Practices group in our online campus.


Written by Tayler Necoechea