Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Sioux Indian Prayer

A little background:  This prayer was chosen by Indians from 16 tribes meeting in Arizona.  Original copy came from Cabot’s Old Indian Museum in Desert Hot Springs, California. It was printed in Los Angeles newspapers to observe “World Day of Prayer” in 1958.


Iron Shell, Lakota, Sioux tribe



Sioux Indian Prayer

O Great Spirit, whose voice I hear in the winds,
And whose breath gives life to all the world, hear me.
I come before you, one of your many children.
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,
My ears sharp to hear your voice.
Make me wise, so that I may know the things you
have taught my people, the lesson you have
hidden in every leaf and rock.


I seek strength, not to be superior to my brothers,
but to be able to fight my greatest enemy—myself.
Make me ever ready to come to you with clean hands
and straight eyes, so when life fades as a fading sunset,
my spirit will come to you without shame.

--Author Unknown--

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