(adapted from the book "7 Ways of Teaching the Bible to Children", page 91)
As part of the _________ Workshop, the children will be learning Breath Prayers. I would like for all of you to experience this way of praying.
Everyone should be seated comfortably. Talk about breathing, how we always breathe without even having to think about it. Take a few deep breaths and let them out slowly. Ask everyone to blow on their hands to see if they can feel their breath.
Say, "The Holy Spirit is always as close to you as your own breath. God is always with you."
"A breath prayer is a very simple prayer that is repeated over and over as you breathe in and breathe out. Say ‘Dear God' as you breathe in and ‘be with me' as you breathe out. Say it very quietly while you breathe. It will take some practice to talk quietly as you breathe."
Remind everyone that they can say this prayer anytime and anywhere and it will help them remember that God is always with them.