My friend Esther introduced me to the beautiful Great Spirit Prayer. She learned it from the children in an inner-city Winnipeg school where she was a student-teacher. It’s words have stayed with her over many decades. I thought I’d share it this Sunday morning along with some photos I’ve taken that I thought might illustrate it well.
Oh, Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the wind, whose breath gives life to all the world.
Hear me; 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.
So when life fades, as the fading sunset, my spirit may come to you without shame.
Chief Yellow Lark – 1887- Lakota
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