Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your Soul

Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your Soul

Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your Soul

Breath as Prayer: Calm Your Anxiety, Focus Your Mind, and Renew Your Soul


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Allow yourself to slow down and be. This gorgeous devotional connects you to your breath and God.

Find hope amid anxiety through the spiritual practice of breath prayer in this beautifully illustrated and practical guide to connecting body, mind, and spirit during times of stress.

Breath as Prayer will lead you through the practice and the proven health benefits of Christian breath prayer: intentional prayers centered around Scripture that focus our minds on Christ as we calm our bodies through breathing.

Breath as Prayer offers:

  • More than 80 breath prayers focused on Scripture, along with brief meditations
  • Gorgeous original full-color illustrations
  • A quick-start how-to guide to refer to as needed
  • Guidance on how to implement a breath prayer practice
  • The science behind breath work and prayer and why it works
  • An invitation to reflect on the effect of breath prayers on your body

With a beautiful foil-accented cover, Breath as Prayer is an ideal gift for:

  • Anyone experiencing stress, anxiety, or fear
  • Grief and anxiety support groups
  • Prayer groups and prayer ministries
  • Men and women looking for new avenues for connecting with God
  • Teens and young adults dealing with stress and anxiety
  • Adult baptism and confirmation

God created our bodies, minds, and spirits to be intimately connected with one another. Purpose-filled breathing is one of the most effective, calming ways to integrate all aspects of who we are, especially during times of intense stress. Breath as Prayer invites you to the crossroads of Christian contemplative practice, Scripture, psychology, and science to deepen your faith, bring peace to your body, and discover a new reliance on Christ.

Breathe deeply, lean into God's Word, and discover why every breath can be an invitation to pray.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400234585
Publisher: Nelson, Thomas, Inc.
Publication date: 09/13/2022
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 20,409
Product dimensions: 7.60(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Jennifer Tucker is an illustrator, lettering artist, and graphic designer whose work has been featured in multiple publications and books, including The Message Canvas Bible, New Mercies I See, and the ECPA bestselling coloring book Whatever Is Lovely. She is also the author of Breath as Prayer. She lives in central Georgia with her husband, Mark, and two daughters, Emma and Lilly. Jennifer is a devoted follower of Jesus and an advocate for mental health. She writes and shares her art online at

Table of Contents

Foreword 13

Introduction 17

Breath Prayer basics 32

Breathing Techniques 35

Breath Prayer Themes 37

1 God Is Your Shepherd 38

2 God Is Your Refuge 40

3 God Is Your Shield 42

4 You Can Give God Your Burdens 44

5 God's Love Is Limitless 46

6 God's Way Is Best 48

7 God Calms Your Anxious Heart 50

8 You Can Surrender Your Worries 52

9 You Can Rest in God's Goodness 54

10 God Strengthens You 56

11 God Is Your Help 58

12 God's Love Is Steadfast 60

13 Make It a Habit to Seek God 62

14 God Knows Your Needs 64

15 You Are Carried 66

16 God's Presence Is the Miracle 68

17 You Can Trust God When You're Afraid 70

18 God Is Holding Your Hand 72

19 It's Never Too Late 74

20 God Knows Your Thoughts 76

21 God Is Hemming You In 78

22 God Makes You New 80

23 You Can Have Peace Amid the Waves 82

24 God Protects You 84

25 You Can Trust God When You Don't Understand 86

26 Nothing Can Separate You from God's Love 88

27 Strength in Your Weakness 90

28 God Can Handle Your Doubts 92

29 God Guides You 94

30 God Keeps His Promises 96

31 God Loves You 98

32 You Can Be Still 100

33 Trade Your Worry for Peace 102

34 You Can Turn Your Eyes to God 104

35 God Covers You 106

36 You Need Not Fear 108

37 God Knows the Longings of Your Heart 110

38 God Gives Good Things 112

39 You Can Fight Doubts with Truth 114

40 God Is Always with You 116

41 God Rejoices Over You 118

42 God Keeps You in Peace 120

43 All Things Are Working Together 122

44 You Can Be Filled with Joy 124

45 God Rescues You 126

46 You Are Known 128

47 God Has a Plan for You 130

48 You Can Turn Your Thoughts 132

49 You Can Trust God in Suffering 134

50 God's Mercy Follows You 136

51 God Steadies Your Steps 138

52 God Is God 140

53 You Are Perfectly Loved 142

54 God Is Near When You Call 144

55 You Can Do Hard Things 146

56 Nothing Is Impossible with God 148

57 God Wants to Bind Up Your Wounds 150

58 You Can Let Go of Control 152

59 God Lights Your Path 154

60 You Are Created by God 156

61 God Gives Strength in the Waiting 158

62 You Can Have Peace Amid Suffering 160

63 God Holds Your Days and Your Nights 162

64 God Won't Turn Away 164

65 God's Word Is Your Hope 166

66 You Can Trust God with All Your Heart 168

67 God Renews Your Spirit 170

68 God's Word Helps You Remember 172

69 God Knows Everything About You 174

70 God Is Your Strength 176

71 God Is Close When You're Crushed 178

72 God Shows You the Way 180

73 All Goodness Comes from God 182

74 You Are Secure in Christ 184

75 God Is Your Hope When You're Discouraged 186

76 God Has the Answers 188

77 God's Ways Are Higher 190

78 God Cannot Be Shaken 192

79 You Can Sleep in Peace 194

80 God Is Making a Way 196

81 God Renews Your Strength 198

82 There Is Hope in the Waiting 200

83 God's Love Is Unfailing 202

84 God Meets Your Every Need 204

Notes 206

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