As we fast, we remember that He provides.
Click on the prayers below to view the Lent Breath Prayer series on provision.
Breath prayer invites us to meditate on the Word and let it soak in deep.
It's simple. Just take a deep breath and allow yourself to grow still.
Contemplate the image. Read the passage. Pray the prayer with 7 cycles of breath. Notice what changes in your body and spirit.
He is with you. As close as a breath.
"All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness." INHALE: You bless me with Your word. EXHALE: Shape me in its ways.
"He has rescued us from the domain of darkness and transferred us into the kingdom of the Son he loves. In him we have redemption, the forgiveness of sins." INHALE: You have rescued me. EXHALE: I belong to You.
"For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." INHALE: You claim me with Your love. EXHALE: I'm forever Yours.
"Take up my yoke and learn from me, because I am lowly and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.” INHALE: Your humble yoke is light. EXHALE: I receive the gift of Your rest.
"You reveal the path of life to me; in your presence is abundant joy; at your right hand are eternal pleasures." INHALE: You lead me to abundant life. EXHALE: I am satisfied with You.
"In any and all circumstances I have learned the secret of being content—whether well fed or hungry, whether in abundance or in need. I am able to do all things through him who strengthens me." INHALE: You are a God of abundant strength; EXHALE: I have all I need in You.
"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but one of power, love, and sound judgment." INHALE: You make me brave. EXHALE: I receive Your Spirit of peace.
"He comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any kind of affliction, through the comfort we ourselves receive from God." INHALE: You draw near me in my sorrow. EXHALE: I am comforted by Your presence.
"So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well." INHALE: You see my every need. EXHALE: I am freed to pursue Your Kingdom.
"No temptation has come upon you except what is common to humanity. But God is faithful; he will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation he will also provide the way out so that you may be able to bear it." INHALE: You know I will be tempted. EXHALE: I know You'll provide a way out.
"For you did not receive a spirit of slavery to fall back into fear. Instead, you received the Spirit of adoption, by whom we cry out, 'Abba, Father!' The Spirit himself testifies together with our spirit that we are God’s children" INHALE: You are my Good Father. EXHALE: I bear Your family name with pride.
"I am sure of this, that he who started a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus." INHALE: Your Spirit changes me. EXHALE: I am free to trust Your work.
"Lord, you are my portion and my cup of blessing; you hold my future." INHALE: You are the end of my story. EXHALE: My future is secure.
"But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” INHALE: You pour out Your Spirit on me. EXHALE: I love to speak Your name.
"My little children, I am writing you these things so that you may not sin. But if anyone does sin, we have an advocate with the Father - Jesus Christ the righteous one. He himself is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours, but also for those of the whole world." INHALE: You are my Advocate. EXHALE: I am made blameless in You.
"And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work." INHALE: You shower me with grace. EXHALE: I am equipped to work for Your kingdom.
"Now if any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God—who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly—and it will be given to him." INHALE: You are the God of wisdom. EXHALE: I incline my ears to Your counsel.
"His divine power has given us everything required for life and godliness through the knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness." INHALE: You make Yourself known to me. EXHALE: My heart responds to Your call.
"But he said to me, 'My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.' Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me." INHALE: You bless me with Your grace and power. EXHALE: I depend on You.
"Therefore, since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every hindrance and the sin that so easily ensnares us. Let us run with endurance the race that lies before us, keeping our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy that lay before him, he endured the cross, despising the shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God." INHALE: You are ever before me. EXHALE: I fix my eyes on You.
“Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Don’t let your heart be troubled or fearful." INHALE: You give me perfect peace. EXHALE: I give my fears to You.
"But the Counselor, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and remind you of everything I have told you." INHALE: Your Spirit teaches and reminds me. EXHALE: I listen for Your wisdom.
"I will both lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, Lord, make me live in safety." INHALE: You watch over me at night. EXHALE: I rest secure in You.
"I say, 'The Lord is my portion, therefore I will put my hope in him.'” INHALE: You are my portion. EXHALE: I have all I could ever need.
"And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Counselor to be with you forever. He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive him because it doesn’t see him or know him. But you do know him, because he remains with you and will be in you." INHALE: You fill me with Your spirit. EXHALE: I am never alone.
"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever." INHALE: You remain the same. EXHALE: I stand secure in You.
"For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them." INHALE: You formed me with intention. EXHALE: I love the works You've prepared for me.
"God, you are awe-inspiring in your sanctuaries. The God of Israel gives power and strength to his people. Blessed be God!" INHALE: You are the God of Israel. EXHALE: I belong to You.