We need to breathe to live. Our bodies must take in the life-giving air and breathe it back out – taking from it the nutrients of life. So must our souls pray. Prayer is the lifeblood of our life in union with God. Prayer is not words. It can be, but it can also be complete silence. Prayer is our attentiveness to God. Our Triune God gives us life each moment. When we pray, we acknowledge that God is our Essence, our Creator, Our Companion, and our Savior! Listen to your breathe. Let it remind you that your prayer is as necessary for your soul as breathing is for your body. Breathe in God. Exhale Jesus. Notice the Spirit. Be fully alive!