Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Breath Prayers from the New 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 New Testament. Some are just plain, even desperate, short prayers of which God answered promptly! (Notice the exclamation points!) In other words, the length of our prayer is less crucial as long as the answer from heaven comes! Others are lifetime prayers, reverberating the largest concerns of Christ’s kingdom.

Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name. (The prayer of the disciples in Matthew 6:9.)

Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth as it is in heaven (Matthew 6:10).

Just say the word, and my servant will be healed. (The prayer of the centurion in Matthew 8:8.)

Save us! (The prayer of the disciples in Matthew 8:25.)

Have mercy on us! (The prayer of the blind men in Matthew 9:27.)

Lord, help me! (The prayer of a desperate woman in Matthew 15:25.)

Peace, be still! (The prayer of Jesus in Mark 4:39).

I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief! (The prayer of a desperate man in Mark 9:24.)

May it be to me as you have said. (The prayer of Mary in Luke 1:38.)

My soul glorifies the Lord and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. (The prayer of Mary in Luke 1:46-47.)

Lord, teach us to pray. (The prayer of the disciples in Luke 11:1.)

Increase our faith! (The prayer of the disciples in Luke 17:5.)

God, have mercy on me, a sinner. (The prayer of the tax collector in Luke 18:13.)

Father, forgive them. (The prayer of Jesus in Luke 23:34.)

My Lord and my God! (The prayer of Thomas in John 20:28.)

What shall I do, Lord? (The prayer of Paul in Acts 22:10.)

Abba, Father (The prayer of all believers in Romans 8:15 & Galatians 4:6.)

Holy, holy, holy is the Lord God Almighty, who was, and is, and is to come. (The prayer of the four living creatures Revelation 4:8.)

Come, Lord Jesus. (The prayer of John in Revelation 22:20.)

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