Ruach: Breath of God

Ruach - breath of God

Ruach is the Hebrew word used in scripture for the breath of God. It is wind, Spirit, life. It’s not so much a physical force but an essence—God’s essence that sustains life. It’s sometimes also translated as Spirit of God, such as in Genesis chapter 1.

As we continue to pray for the USA, for our own nation, and for people all over the world experiencing suffering from the consequences of individual, generational, and systemic sins, we are praying God’s breath of LIFE to like a mighty wind to bring the change, justice, truth, healing, hope, and peace that people in pain are crying out for.

God, may your Holy Spirit guide, comfort, sustain, and empower the Body of Christ to be carriers of your Life during this time. May we receive Life, give birth to Life, afford dignity to Life, honour Life, uphold Life, and celebrate Life.

God’s Life-Breath matters. I’ll be pausing our social media content for a few days while we consider how we are receiving and giving the Spirit of God’s breath of Life during this most serious cultural moment.

“In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters. And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light. God saw that the light was good, and he separated the light from the darkness.” (Genesis 1:1-4)

God, we sense you hovering over the surface of the deep and we humbly ask, would you again create something new? Would you again bring Life? Would you again separate the light from darkness? Amen.

About Author

Adriel Booker is an author, speaker, and advocate based in Sydney, Australia who believes storytelling, beauty, and the grace of God will change the world. Adriel has become a trusted voice in areas of motherhood and parenting, Christian spirituality, and global women's issues. She's also known for her work with the Love A Mama Collective—serving under-resourced women in developing nations through safe birth initiatives—as well as her years spent as a Bible teacher and leadership coach. Her latest book is Grace Like Scarlett: Grieving with Hope after Miscarriage and Loss and she's made the companion grief journal available for free. Find Adriel across all social media platforms at @adrielbooker or sign up for LoveNotes, Adriel's 'secret posts' that aren't published anywhere else online. ✌️


  • Sandi
    11 June 2020 at 2:54 pm

    ❤️ praying with you ❤️

    • Deborah Moore
      29 July 2021 at 9:34 am

      Please pray for me I lost my husband in June 2020 doctors killed Steven in hospital I had to go to work no insurance PTL Military Funeral here in AZ I am so exhausted from working this job is terribly hard. Bless you, Deborah Moore

      • Adriel Booker
        13 September 2021 at 10:59 am

        Oh Deborah, I am so sorry for your loss. May God’s grace feel present to you during this time of grief.

      • Dr. Antoinette Goodrich
        9 February 2022 at 9:02 am

        Keeping you listen in prayer during this time and may all things concerning you be turned around for the good.


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