Breath prayer, after Psalm 34 (lectionary, All Saints)

I live and breathe God…
My lungs expand with praise”

from Psalm 34.1&2 (MSG)

I take a deep breath now.
Every moment a gift from you.
Every expansion of my frame honours you.
Every inhale a thanksgiving.
I breathe out in grateful-trust.

I continue,
I breathe in, “I thank you”
And exhale, “I trust you (to provide)”

Each inhale a gift.
Each exhale a self-emptying,
(for it does me no good to hold on to even a little bit of breath – all must be released).

I thank you.
I trust you to provide.