Wednesday, September 16, 2009

An Indian Prayer

Photo taken in Glochester, Massachusetts.
I love sunsets and this photo that I took a few years ago made me think of this
Indian Prayer.
O' Great Spirit,
Whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world,
hear me, I am small and weak, I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty, and make my eyes
ever behold the red and purple sunset.
Make my hands respect the things you have
made and my ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise so that I may understand the
things you have taught my people.
Let me learn the lessons you have hidden
in every leaf and rock.
I seek strength, not to be greater than my
brother, but to fight my greatest
enemy--- myself.
Make me always ready to come to you with
clean hands and straight eyes.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset,
my spirit may come to you
without shame.


Bea said...

Just beautiful. :)Bea

Magpie's Mumblings said...

That's an incredible poem/prayer...I really like it.

threadsofmagique said...

I've always loved this prayer. It's so beautiful