Whenever my grandchildren panic over some little thing, their Mom tells them to breathe! Somehow this always calms them down.
I’ve started to do the same thing in my own life. Taking a moment to just breathe and gather your thoughts together is calming.
I hunker down in my prayer chair, close my eyes and breathe deeply, slowly; concentrating on the breath that God gave me. I relax in his grace.
I bless God every chance I get; my lungs expand with his praise. I live and breathe God; if things aren’t going well, hear this and be happy: Join me in spreading the news; together let’s get the word out. (Psalm 34:1-3, MSG)
Prayer – Lord, without the breath you give us, where would we be? Amen