Breath Prayers for Fibromyalgia

Breath Prayers for Fibromyalgia

Prayer

By Claudia Mair Burney

So you have fibromyalgia syndrome...

If you’re like me and over five million other Americans—many of us women—you hurt. All over. As if the widespread pain of fibromyalgia syndrome isn’t enough, your sleep patterns have probably grown increasingly chaotic. Chronic restlessness and its twin, unrelenting fatigue, have likely dragged depression into your life. None of them go easily. You may find every little thing you do, including praying, has becomes more difficult. In such a diminished state God may seem less like a loving Father, and more like a remote cousin who doesn’t quite remember your name. But He continues to draw us near, even if we feel abandoned by Him.

If you’re reading this, help is on the way. I’ve discovered a way to connect with God, intimately, even when I feel like one, big, tired ache: breath prayers. Almost anyone can pray them. And you can do so no matter how bad the fibro flare.

What are breath prayers?

Claudia Mair Burney is the author of Wounded: A Love Story, a novel about a young woman with fibromyalgia and bipolar disorder, who miraculously receives the passion wounds of Christ. She was diagnosed with fibro in 2005, and still prays daily, “Thy will be done.”

Related Topics: Chronic Illness, Spirituality
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