of each miracle of breath you take.
I bless your breathing to be filled with
all that roots you in the present.
I bless the air to be pure
and saturate your temple with space and time.
I bless you with largeness of breath
to expand and settle your diaphragm.
I bless you with the Ruach
coming to you from the source of life, Spirit.
I bless you with breath that filled
the nostrils of the first ever human, rising from earth.
I bless you with an anchoring through breath
into peace that connects you with others.
I bless you with breath that is held
and slowly released,
with a heartbeat in tune with each
intake and a mind resting on that.
I bless you with the breath of resurrection
restoring the alignment of your body.
I bless you to abide within your breath,
a gift of life in each moment.
I bless you in the rise and fall of your chest,
gentle rhythms of grace.
I bless you with a prayer on each breath,
where prayers don't need words.
I bless you with a release of old pain
as the winds of breath circulate.
I bless you to breathe together with God
on the still, silent whispers of wisdom.
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