In a news story about the 70th birthday of Mount Rushmore, the following lines appeared about the sculptor here.
Sculptor Gutzon Borglum, who started the project at age 60, died unexpectedly seven months before the project was declared complete Oct. 31, 1941, built on his desire to “show posterity what manner of men they were. Then breathe a prayer that these records will endure until the wind and the rain alone shall wear them away.”What is the meaning of 'breathe a prayer'? Is it same as 'to say a prayer' or could it be referring to 'breath prayer' ? I have read the phrase 'offer a prayer' before, but not 'breathe a prayer'.