Oh Great Spirit prayer
Putting up a quick post mid-week (well okay the week is almost over….). I decided to include the work of someone else. This is the work of a young Plains Cree man, helped by the Red Man. A young man who might be struggling at the moment. So this Great Spirit prayer of his is especially meaningful.
Edit: I realized after putting this prayer on my site that it was based on an existing Sioux prayer. The young writer adapted it and modified it but it needs to be said that it is not an original.
Nonetheless, a great reminder that we are not alone. I was having this discussion with a client today. I was telling him that he seemed to have a guardian angel and it led to a conversation about our ancestors. He said: “oh no I do not have those” (bless his heart….). So I said to him: “we all come from somewhere. You might not know who they are but they know you. And they are with you to guide you”. We walk this earth with our ancestors and the Creator beside us. So without further due, let us say to the Creator:
Oh Great Spirit whose voice I hear in the winds. Life to all the world, hear me. I am before you, one of your many children. I am small and weak; I need your strength and wisdom.
Let me walk in beauty and let my eyes behold the red and purple sunset. Make my hands respect the things you have made, my ears to be sharp to your voice. Make me wise so that I may know the things you have taught my people, the lessons you have hidden in every leaf and rock. I seek strength not to be superior to my brothers and sisters but still be fearless enough to be able to vanquish my enemy, the oppressor of my people.
Make me ever ready to come home to the happy hunting ground with clean hands and clear eyes. When this life fades, I will feel no shame. I fought the good fight and innocence still remains. I will look back for eternity and smile. It was a good day to love and a good day to die. I came in peace and made the world a better place.
There you have it. A great prayer to the Great Spirit that one can say daily. A prayer to remind us that we are all brothers and sisters, equals. We share this earth, we share this sky. We share the same father and mother. What I do affect others and vice versa. We all have weaknesses and strengths and we all need guidance at one time or another. I know I sure do! So I will remember this prayer when I smudge every morning. What are your thoughts on it? Comment below and I will respond 🙂
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