The rhythm of breath – drawing air in, and sighing it out –

pulses in all of creation, O Lord

It is a simple sign of the resurrection;

of the life that cannot be quenched,

even by death itself.

We know what it is to breathe, Jesus

our lives depend on it

even as they depend on You

Risen, Alive and Present;

 

So, breathe into us again, Lord Jesus, we pray

breathe the life that never dies,

breathe the hope that never despairs

breathe the courage that never turns back

breathe the joy that never stops singing

 

Breathe into us, Lord Jesus, and teach us to sing,

to worship, with every breath

And to live the inspiration that is Your resurrection.

 

Amen.