Meditation Exercise: Breath Prayer


1.  Close your eyes. Sit still and upright, relaxed and alert

2.  Focus on your breathing. With each exhale let your body relax more deeply.

3.  When you are ready, begin to repeat a phrase in your mind with every exhale you take. Try to focus on the phrase, allowing all other thoughts to float gently by without dwelling on them.

4.  The phrase you choose should be 6-8 syllables in length. It should tie into something you’re dealing with in life and reflects a genuinely felt need you are experiencing at this present time.

Ex.  “Lead me through this maze, O God”  “Brigid lead me into health”

Pray it from whatever religious path you follow. The mantra should be spoken from the heart and be repeated for at least a week.

Copyright ©2016 by David Taliesin,

About David Taliesin

My name is David Taliesin. I'm an writer, teacher and retreat leader who explores the connections between Christian and Pagan Spirituality. E-mail me with any personal comments you'd like to share and I will do my best to answer them. You can also contact me through my Facebook page
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