Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Breath Prayers from the Old Testament

Breath prayers are prayers that can be prayed in one breath and are easily repeated as we carry them with us throughout the day. They enable us to lift up our hearts before God frequently and practice his presence continually.

These breath prayers are from the Old Testament. Many of these scriptural prayers include further petitions to God. Yet these short prayers so listed express the essence of those praying.

Here I am. (The prayer of Abraham in Genesis 22:1,11, Jacob in Genesis 31:11; 46:2, and Moses in Exodus 3:4.)

Give me success today. (The prayer of Eliezer in Genesis 24:12.)

Bless me. (The prayer of Jacob in Genesis 32:26.)

Go with us. (The prayer of Moses in Exodus 33:15.)

Show me your glory. (The prayer of Moses in Exodus 33:18.)

Give me a sign. (The prayer of Gideon in Judges 6:17.)

Remember me. (The prayer of Hannah in 1 Samuel 1:11.)

Speak, Lord, for your servant is listening. (The prayer of Samuel in 1 Samuel 3:9-10.)

I have sinned. (The prayer of David in 2 Samuel 12:13.)

Answer me. (The prayer of Elijah in 1 Kings 18:37.)

Deliver us. (The prayer of Hezekiah in 2 Kings 19:19.)

Enlarge my territory! (The prayer of Jabez in 1 Chronicles 4:10.)

Give me wisdom. (The prayer of Solomon in 2 Chronicles 1:10.)

Help us. (The prayer of Asa in 2 Chronicles 14:11.)

Grant me favor. (The prayer of Nehemiah in Nehemiah 1:11.)

Strengthen my hands. (The prayer of Nehemiah in Nehemiah 6:9.)

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord Almighty; the whole earth is full of his glory. (The prayer of the seraphs in Isaiah 6:3.)

Send me! (The prayer of Isaiah in Isaiah 6:8.)

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