Saturday, February 20, 2010

BREATHE DEEPLY, SWEET BOY!

We have a very specific prayer request today...we need Witt to really BREATHE! We need nice, loooooong, DEEP breaths. Since he came off the vent yesterday he hasn't been staying very warm (although, Witt's Great-Grandmama, my mom, tells me that his precious little hands are warm now!) and this morning his upper right lobe was a little collapsed. We need our sweet boy to really BREATHE and expand those lungs and send that oxygen to his extremities so he can stay off the vent!

As I've been typing this post, I've been thinking about all the different songs, both Christian and secular, that speak of "Breathing." I will most likely "hear" Rebecca St. James' "Breathe" in my head all day today...one of my favorites!
"This is the air I breathe
Your Holy Presence living in me"
But, it's the classic hymn, "Breathe on Me, Breath of God" that I will be PRAYING for Witt today!!!
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
fill me with life anew
that I may love what thou dost love,
and do what thou wouldst do.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
until my heart is pure,
until with thee I will one will,
to do and to endure.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
til I am wholly thine,
til all this earthly part of me
glows with thy fire divine.
Breathe on me, Breath of God,
so shall I never die,
but live with thee the perfect life
of thine eternity.
In Him,
Cheryl

4 comments:

mary said...

"Fill my cup, Lord. I lift it up, Lord. Come and quench this thirsting in my soul. BREATH OF HEAVEN, FEED ME TILL I WANT NO MORE, here's my cup,fill it up and make me whole" This is the "breath" song that came to mind immediately. Praying, love mary n

Gayle said...

Praying with you.
Love you all,
Bobby and Gayle

Jenn said...

Praying with you! Love you all so much!
Jenn & Joseph

Hilary said...

Praying!!!