Ojibwa Prayer
Submitted by Melissa Gregory
Graphics by Heather Peck

Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds

And whose breath give life to everyone,

Hear me.

I come to you as one of your many children;

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

and your strength.

Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes ever

Behold the red and purple sunsets.

Make my hands respect the things you have made,

And make my ears sharp so I may hear your voice.

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.

I ask for wisdom and strength,

Not to be superior to my brothers, but to be able

To fight my greatest enemy, myself.

Make me ever ready to come before you with

Clean hands and a straight eye,

So as life fades away as a fading sunset,

My spirit may come to you without shame.


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