I Am Breathing

I am.
I am breathing.
A prayer runs through it.
A prayer of hope.
A prayer of love.
A prayer of wholeness and heart.

I am.
I am hearing.
A song runs through it.
A song of joy.
A song of wonder.
A song of thanks and praise.

I am.
I am seeing.
A light runs through it.
A light of hope.
A light of love.
A light of wisdom and grace.

I am.
I am being.
My life runs through it.
A life of mystery.
A life of awe and splendor.
A life exalting God’s Holy Name.


© 2011 Alden Solovy and All rights reserved.

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Alden Solovy is a liturgist, poet, editor and writing coach, as well as an award-winning essayist and journalist. His work combines ancient ideas with new voices and modern rhythms into a unique range of prayers, meditations and poetry. Find more of his work at To Bend Light on Facebook, Twitter and

  • Susan Diamond

    I love this prayer. Thank you Alden, you’ve touched my soul with your words.

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