Breathing and Praying – A Reflection

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Tonight we were in Virtual Evening Prayer with a friend and mentor we haven’t yet met in person (Rev Thom Shuman). The focus of tonight’s time of prayer and reflection was on the Breath Prayer. The irony of the symbolism was not lost on me. I can’t breathe… I can’t breathe… I can’t breathe….

These were some of the last words of Eric Garner, Manuel Ellis, and George Floyd as they were brutally murdered by the very ones who swore to protect and to serve. As we practiced our breath prayer in Evening Prayer tonight, my heart and my mind went back to these men and their last minutes.

I can breathe… I can pray… I can walk the streets without fear… that is what it means to be a white male with privilege. I am not proud of that. I am actually ashamed…

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