Morning Prayer ~XXXVII~


Morning Prayer


O Great Spirit,
whose voice I hear in the winds,
and whose breath gives life to all the world…

Hear me.

I come before you,
one of your children.
I am small and weak.
I need your strength and wisdom.

Let me walk
in beauty.

Make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.

Make my hands
respect the things you have made

Make my ears
sharp to hear your Voice.

Make me wise
so that I may know the things
you have taught my People,
the lesson you have hidden
in every leaf, and on every rock.

I seek strength
not to be superior to my brothers
but to be able to fight
my greatest enemy:

Make me ever ready
to come to you
with clean hands
and straight eyes
so that when life fades
as a fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you
without shame.”

~ Yellow Hawk, Sioux Chief

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