Monday, January 12, 2004

Native Spirituality II

Prayer of Approach  Quoted from my church bulletin

O Great Spirit whose voice we hear in the winds, and whose breath gives life to all the world, hear us. We come before you as your children.
We are small and weak; we need your strength and wisdom.
Let us walk in beauty and make our eyes ever behold the red and purple sunsets.
May our hands respect the things you have made, our ears be sharp to hear your voice.
Make us wise, so that we may know the things you have taught your people,
the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. We seek strength not to be superior to our brothers and sisters, but to live in harmony with ourselves and all of your creation.
Help us to be ever ready to come to you, so when life fades as a fading sunset, our spirits may come to you without shame. Amen.

Traditional Native American Prayer


We have heard God call our name here. But this is not the only place God speaks. We listen each day for the voice of God, calling out our names. God is with us, always.

Old words, new feelings; others have passed this way before me.

God be with you also.

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