Breath Prayer: Sample the Prayer

Breath prayer is a short petition, repeated in the space of one inhalation-exhalation cycle, that acknowledges the natures of both the Lord and the petitioner.

It is possible to incorporate breath prayer into one’s daily routine, even if uninterrupted times for meditation are not available. It is doubtful that the Canaanite woman, who spoke one of the first variations of the Jesus Prayer (Matt 15:22), had the leisure to sit still either. Like her, we can turn to Jesus throughout the day as needs arise, weaving one or two repetitions of the prayer into the fabric of that incident, sometimes without even pausing our current activity.

Sophrony’s Longing for Communion


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