Monday, 18 July 2011

Ojibwa Prayer

Oh Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds
And whose breath gives life to everyone,
Hear me.

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I come to you as one of your many children;

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I am weak... I am small...I need your wisdom
and your strength.

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Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever
behold the red and purple sunsets.


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Make my hands respect the things you have made,
and make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.

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Make me wise, so that I may understand what you
have taught my people and
The lessons you have hidden in each leaf and each rock.

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I ask for wisdom and strength,
Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

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Make me ever ready to come before you with
clean hands and a straight eye,

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So as life fades away as a fading sunset,
My spirit may come to you without shame.


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9 comments:

  1. Beautiful! I loved this... simple yet powerful!

    "So as life fades away as a fading sunset,
    My spirit may come to you without shame."

    Hmmm...

    - LDP

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  2. this... amazing.
    you... bless me as always.
    love to you suzy.

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  3. LOVED the bee in the hollyhock or foxglove.
    Great work!
    T

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  4. I love the picture of the log with the colored leaves on it. :)

    JD

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  5. A superb post! I haven't read that particular prayer before, and your photographs are the perfect accompaniment. Another post of yours to bookmark return to! Thank you, Suzy.

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  6. What a beautiful, beautiful prayer made even more meaningful with such gorgeous photos. I love the black and white flowers reaching to the sky, save for that one brilliant yellow one. :)

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  7. I ask for wisdom and strength,
    Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able
    to fight my greatest enemy, myself.

    oh yes! i need to say that part in my prayers...

    love you suzy from across the pond xoxo
    thank you for your friendship/comments/encouragement these last several months. good teacher are you...

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  8. You have created such a beautiful space here. It was such a treat to stop by!

    "Loving, and being loved"---yes!

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  9. Fantastically beautiful, Suzy.

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