Pause + Pray

The Giver of Life

woman sitting quietly, reflecting


In the Nicene Creed, we recite, “I believe in the Holy Spirit, the Lord, the giver of life.” Do we remember that in our daily lives? Do we thank the Lord for sustaining us? The Holy Spirit is our breath, and our lives cannot exist without this spiritual oxygen.


Holy Spirit,
You are the breath in my lungs, the air I breathe.
Let each of those breaths fill me with the peace and comfort
of knowing you are with me—in me, around me, and for me.
Let each breath remind me of your presence and love.


Sit quietly in an area free of distractions and concentrate on your breath. Don’t try to change or manipulate it; just watch it with your mind’s eye. Imagine the Holy Spirit as the air that flows in and out of your lungs, and feel the Spirit’s holy presence.

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