Advent Word/Day Twelve

Breathe. Deep breathing has health benefits which range from decreasing stress to lowering blood pressure to relieving pain. I often find myself sighing not in relief or exasperation but simply because I have been breathing so shallowly that once I take a moment to pause and actually breathe deeply, that breath is audible.

I have found the most calming prayers to be words accompanied by a few deliberate breaths. Inky Fern Studio sends out an email with a daily Advent devotion and simple breathing prayers. Today’s follows:

Slow my heart.

Slow my mind.

Slow my body.

Give me holy rest.

-Karri Temple Brackett
December 9th, 2022

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