Every Breath a Prayer

"Every Breath, A Prayer" is the perfect devotional to inspire travelers whileon a cruise vacation.

Author: Kimberli Ayers

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 9781594670923

Category: Religion

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"Every Breath, A Prayer" is the perfect devotional to inspire travelers whileon a cruise vacation.
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Every Breath We Take

Focusing attention on the pace of each breath begins to silence the noise of past/future concerns, enabling you to be ... With the “breath held like a cap in the hand” [R. S. Thomas, “The Moor”] now combine [a] prayer word with your ...

Author: Terry Wardle

Publisher: ACU Press

ISBN: 9780891126904

Category: Religion

Page: 160

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Christians are desperate for intimacy with the Lord. While grateful for all he has done, we long to encounter his presence in our daily lives. Amazingly, God desires the same relationship with us, and he has made it possible for us to live in his presence, love, and generosity with every breath we take. This book is designed to help you experience intimacy with God in your daily life. It presents a simple, yet effective, spiritual practice that raises awareness of the abiding presence of the Lord in what has been called "the sacrament of the present moment." Every Breath We Take will give you a deeper understanding of God's presence, love, and generosity, and provide you with a pathway to encounter him in deep and transforming moment-by-moment encounters.
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A Heart Full of Prayers

Breathe out ... Lord, I adore You. O Lord, You are so very beautiful to me. A breath and a prayer, A breath and a prayer: Lord, grant grace that the life of prayer becomes daily ever more natural to me. With all prayer and petition pray ...

Author: Pastor Pearl Moses

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781728389738

Category: Poetry

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So, dear Lord, about this book . . . Father, deep inside of me, I’ve always known that there’s this book, This holy story of us— This story of walking and talking, Of deep passion, of hungering, This story of thirsting and yearning, of desperation for more of you. This book about “yada” intimacy, about really, really getting to know you. This story about the pursuit of your presence And the day-to-day joy of being loved by you. A love that’s strong enough to build my life on, to rest my hopes on, and to inspire my dreams on this all-or-nothing relationship with the head-over-heels-in-love-with-me God. Lord, whenever I started writing about us, I stall and stop. How do words capture, start to unpack or explain this sort of love? This—there must be more hunger. This relentless pursuit, This heart-cry for the mantle of Enoch, This deep inner groaning for more of you . . . This story, oh Lord, how do I go on? How to find words to describe my appetite for your friendship with Abraham Or words to describe yearning for Jesus’s love for John Or hunger for the communion walk of Moses, the heart-walk of David? Voraciously consuming me—aching for more of you. Heart longing, Heart yearning, This sell-the-field-to-buy-the-pearl kind of love, This trade-everything-in-for-you knowing . . . It’s all so very hard to put it into words. What to say? How to pray? Father, it’s scary trying to share the things we say. The heart-to-heart communion, the way that I feel, I so love and adore you, my beautiful, precious, awesome, and most holy Lord. Worthy, worthy, worthy is your matchless name. It’s so beautiful, Father, to just get lost in you. And oh, yes, erm . . . as I was saying, Lord, About this book . . .
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Time Twilight and Eternity

The truth is our every breath is prayer. we all “pray without ceasing” (1 Thess 5:16–18), whether we're aware of it or not—at least seventeenthousand times a day. if we follow our breath long enough we can end up back at the beginning ...

Author: Thom Rock

Publisher: Wipf and Stock Publishers

ISBN: 9781532617805

Category: Religion

Page: 162

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The ancient rhythm of night becoming day becoming night again has always set the tempo of our everyday lives. The daily spin and tilt of the Earth rules our clocks and calendars as well as our human bodies. Yet our minutes and hours and days all too often slip away completely unnoticed. For generations and cultures around the globe and across the ages, though, the moments surrounding sunrise and sunset have been noticeable exceptions: believers and seekers have long gathered in the gloaming to pause and reflect on the notion that the sacred unfolds, if it unfolds anywhere, in ordinary time. In Time, Twilight, and Eternity, Thom Rock explores the rich tradition of that unfolding, not only through the physics and optics of any twilight hour or rising or setting sun, but also through the whispered prayers of so many faith traditions. An unforgettable journey through the mysteries and wonders of dusk and dawn--as well as the extraordinary gifts of common prayer, ordinary time, and everyday grace--this poetic and evocative work is ultimately about our own rising and setting . . . and rising again; the daily practice of resurrection and fully inhabiting our lives here and now.
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Sacred Pauses

It's simple enough to do at any time, anywhere, when spending time alone with God or going about one's daily tasks: preparing meals, eating, walking, working. Each breath can be a prayer.

Author: April Yamasaki

Publisher: MennoMedia, Inc.

ISBN: 9780836198263

Category: Religion

Page: 157

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In a fast-paced world full of distractions, spiritual practice can help us become more centered-more in touch with ourselves and others, more in touch with the world around us, more in touch with God. Sacred Pauses is an introduction to this more centered way of life. The author, a pastor in British Columbia, begins with her own longing for personal renewal. What would it take to feel renewed every day? Instead of waiting for a vacation to smooth out the tensions of life, instead of waiting until the end of the week to shed our weariness, what if we could take time out every day? Live a renewed life every day? Be refreshed by God every day? Sacred Pauses offers simple ways for readers to do just that. Each chapter explores a different spiritual practice-from the classic disciplines of Scripture reading and prayer to other creative approaches such as paying attention, making music, and having fun. With plenty of stories from real life and ideas to try, this book is personal and practical. Its flexible format is appropriate for personal use or in a group, every day or any time. Free downloadable study guide available here.
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Yoga for Christians

Just as every breath is a gift from our Creator, so every breath should be a prayer back to Him. Your breath can become a prayer simply by the quiet stillness in which you perform it, allowing God the time to speak to you in the silence ...

Author: Susan Bordenkircher

Publisher: Thomas Nelson

ISBN: 9781418553630

Category: Health & Fitness

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When God gave Susan Bordenkircher the vision for her yoga-based Christian ministry, Outstretched in Worship, she truly believed she was stepping into uncharted territory. And while God has used her ministry as a pioneer of sorts in this movement, she was amazed to see the level of interest and involvement that already existed. She quickly learned that there are approximately 15 million people in this country practicing yoga, and fully 50-60 percent of them say they come from a church background. In fact, many churches, Christian retreats, and denominational conventions are incorporating yoga as one creative approach to cultivating a quiet, receptive spirit and deep prayer life. After producing several top-selling Christ-centered yoga instructional videos, Susan now brings her unique form of exercise, stretching, and prayerful praise to a market eager for yoga that is centered around Christ and not eastern forms of meditation. She has even included a full-length instructional workout DVD for readers to follow along with!
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se Yoga Where Every Breath Counts

Finish the exhalation by settling into “praying child's pose.” Rest your awareness in Chandra bhavana for a few rounds of breath. Then extend your arms and place your palms 10.With an inhalation slide your chest forward between your ...

Author: Dr. Robbin Alston

Publisher: Balboa Press

ISBN: 9781982237042

Category: Self-Help

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Àse Yoga, where every breath counts is an intimate affair with ourselves. Impossibilities become possibilities. As we discover yoga as a healing experience. Life becomes a tapestry of love, of healing.
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Breath Prayer

INTRODUCTION The Divine has sent us a Comforter in the form of our own breath. Press out her healing nectar. ... —Alfred K. LaMotte1 M any religious traditions have some version of breath prayer. In my own tradition, the roots of breath ...

Author: Christine Valters Paintner

Publisher: Broadleaf Books

ISBN: 9781506470689

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

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Whether reciting the gathas in Buddhist practice, the Shema in Judaism, or the Jesus Prayer in Christianity, for centuries the practice of breath prayer has helped center people from a variety of faith traditions on the sacred in everyday life. Through brief words of prayer or petition said silently to the rhythm of one's breath, this simple, meditative act combines praise for the divine with focused intention, creating a profound spiritual connection in the quiet, and even mundane, moments of the day . In Breath Prayer, Christine Valters Paintner, online abbess of Abbey of the Arts, introduces us to this spiritual practice and offers beautiful poem-prayers for walking, working, dressing, cleaning, sitting in silence, doing the dishes, living in community--breathing the divine into our daily lives. Over time these recitations become as natural as breathing. We don't so much recite the prayers as the prayers recite us, guide us, and open our hearts to the everyday sacred. With each of the forty prayers, Paintner includes reflections on life's ordinary beauty and heartfelt advice for discovering the sacred all around. Breath Prayer concludes with guidance for creating your own breath prayers to deepen your practice.
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At Every Breath A Teaching

No Prayer, No Supper At Sandeepany Sadhanalaya in Mumbai, the students always chant a prayer before meals. One day, Swamiji did not hear a prayer being chanted. “OK, no supper for them tonight,” was his directive.

Author: Rudite Emir

Publisher: Central Chinmaya Mission Trust

ISBN: 9788175975149


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“His life itself is a scripture…” Swami Chinmayananda, during his 42 years of teaching, came to be known as one of the most respected teachers of the ancient spiritual science called Vedanta. Swamiji expounded that teaching from lecture platforms around the globe, unfolding, verse by verse, the meaning of the major Upanishads, the Bhagavad-gita, and other texts of Vedanta. However, his teaching did not stop when he stepped of the lecture platform. In fact, his entire life was a teaching. He taught at every breath. The words he spoke during simple daily transactions or in response to a question served as powerful lessons toward a deeper understanding of self and the world. Even a simple action could become a potent teaching. A look, a word, a small but telling action was all that was needed to divinise the given moment or help the student resolve an inner conflict. This book unfolds the vision of Vedanta through actual accounts of his student’s personal encounters with Swamiji. These Short vignettes address questions such as: - How can I meet the many demands of life without undue stress? - What can I do to hasten my progress on the spiritual journey? - How do I rid myself of a negative habit? - How can I succeed in business while staying true to my values? - How can I transcend the limitations of my body, mind, and intellect and rest in pure Consciousness?
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Another breath prayer I learned nearly forty years ago from retired Congregational pastor Allan Armstrong Hunter: I ... Based on Psalm 150:6, I often say the following, “Every breath a prayer; every breath a blessing,” as a reminder ...

Author: Bruce G. Epperly

Publisher: Energion Publications

ISBN: 9781631991691

Category: Religion

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With this volume on Paul's Letter to the Galatians, Dr Bruce Epperly, author of Philippians: A Participatory Study Guide, Finding God in Suffering: A Journey with Job, and Transforming Acts: Acts of the Apostles as a 21st Century Gospel, again brings the study of a Bible book to life for a 21st century audience. Epperly founds his work in the results on modern critical scholarship, but he's not content with reciting scholarship or discussing history. He aims to make the study of this theologically central letter a transformative experience. He does so by never losing sight of the fact that human problems remain human problems and that human potentiality, touched by God's grace, can accomplish great things. He finds a message of liberation in this book. Liberation from our guilt, yes, but also liberation from our self-imposed limitations. Through reading, discussion, exercises, and thought questions, he leads the reader through a study that can only be described as an adventure. It's an adventure you won't want to miss.
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