Breath Prayers Based on Mark 1

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It’s my honor to continue praying with you as we read the Gospels this Summer. Today we start the Gospel of Mark. I’ll be focusing on breath prayers and prayer prompts for this Gospel. Please feel free to add your prayers based on the readings in the post comments as well.

I’m new to breath prayers. Maybe you are, too. Pray the phrase after IN on your breath in. Pray the phrase after OUT on your breath out. Take your time. Breathe deeply.

If no phrase is offered after IN or OUT, just breathe. If more than one breath prayer is provided, choose one, a few, or all of them as is most helpful to you.

I find breath prayers especially helpful before a time of stillness and silence with God.

IN: Jesus, forgive me
OUT: Thanks be to God

IN: You name me beloved
OUT: Thanks be to God

IN: You are with me
OUT: in this wilderness

IN: Jesus, you call me
OUT: I will follow

IN: Heal us, Jesus


For the next few months, I’m reading a chapter from the Gospels each day. This is part of the Summer in the Scriptures reading plan sponsored by the Florida Conference of the United Methodist Church. Click Here for the reading plan.

You’re most welcome to read along and to join the Facebook discussion group, Summer in the Scriptures. You don’t need to be a Methodist or attend a Methodist church. All are welcome and all means all.

As part of the Facebook group, I’ve been supplying prayers based on the day’s reading. Feel free to post your prayers and observations based on the readings here or there as well.

May the grace of the Gospels, the challenge, and the call, inspire us to great faith and great good works in Jesus’ name. – Lisa <><

Breath Prayers based on Mark 1 © 2020 Lisa Ann Moss Degrenia
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