Taking It Deeper


I have traveled
Many moonless nights
Cold and weary
With a babe inside
And I wonder
What I've done
Holy Father
You have come
And chosen me now
To carry your son
I am waiting
In a silent prayer
I am frightened
By the load I bear
In a world as cold as stone
Must I walk this path alone
Be with me now
Be with me now
Breath of Heaven
Hold me together
Be forever near me
Breath of Heaven
Breath of Heaven
Light in my darkness
Pour over me your holiness
For you're holy
Breath of Heaven
Do you wonder
As you watch my face
If a wiser one
Should have had my place
But I offer all I am
For the mercy of your plan
Help me be strong
Help me be
Help me


  •  This song is a prayer of uncertainty.
  • It is Mary wondering why she was chosen, and expressing how frightened she is to go through this plan of God’s.
  • Tie that in to how uncertain our lives are.
  • Mention that “maybe, just maybe Jesus came to give us one thing that is certain in our uncertain world."
  • What a gift that is!


  • Do you need to sing “Breath of Heaven, hold me together” to help you face the holiday stress?
  • Does the thought of seeing certain family members put you on edge?
  • The Bible talks about the Holy Spirit being a “comforter.”
  • He is someone Jesus has sent to us, one we can pray to, to give us strength.
  • He’s a family member you wouldn’t mind seeing.


  • The middle part of this song is amazing, where Mary wonders if a wiser one should have had her place - yet she offers her all for the mercy of God’s plan!
  • Do you have something that God has called you to do, and yet out of fear or uncertainty, you haven’t done it?
  • Mary’s example is something you can hold on to, to give you faith to do amazing things!


  • “Pour over me your holiness, for you are holy.”
  • If you are feeling overwhelmed and stressed and defeated and worthless this season, remember that by accepting the gift that is Jesus,   you can have His holiness over you.
  • That’s much better than having all the negative stuff that the world says hanging over you like a piece of dead mistletoe.


  • During the time of year when the nights are the longest we celebrate that Jesus came in the midst of darkness to bring light,
  • ...and life, and warmth, and peace, and security -
  • ...and all other kinds of things that are the opposite of “dark”.
  • So here’s your prayer if you’re not feeling very bright today:   “Breath of Heaven, lighten my darkness.”


  • This is the time of year when loneliness is quite fierce in the hearts of many.
  • One of the many gifts that God gives through Jesus and the Holy Spirit is the gift of companionship.
  • When the words “be forever near me, Breath of Heaven” are sung here, let those be your words if you’re feeling alone.

    Scripture References

    Luke 2:19

    But Mary treasured up all these things and pondered them in her heart.


    Psalm 25:16

    Turn to me  and be gracious to me,  for I am lonely  and afflicted.


    Psalm 121:1-2

    A song of ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills– where does my help come from?  My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth.


    Matthew 11:28-30

    “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

    Your Own Experiences

    You can talk about uncertainty, or loneliness, or God's will for your life.  Any situations in your life that relate to those issues also relate to what Mary was going through.

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