As a person who is
part of the Cherokee Nation through the bloodline of his Grandmother, I
have put together some of the great prayers of different tribes of
Native Americans, as a token of love and appreciation.
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May the warm winds of
heaven blow softly on this house and the Great Spirit bless all who
Oh Great spirit, grant that I may never find fault with my neighbor
until I have walked the trail of life in his moccasins.
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 weak and
small. I need your strength and wisdom. Let me walk in beauty and make
my eyes ever behold the red and purple sunset; my ears sharp so I may
hear you voice in the song of the birds. Make me wise so I may learn
the things you have taught my people; the lessons you have hidden under
every rock and leaf. I seek strength, not to be superior to my
brothers, but to be able to fight my greatest enemy...myself. Make me
every ready to come to you with clean hands and straight eyes, so when
life fades, like the fading sunset, my spirit will come to you without
composed by Chief Yellow Lark
Indian Horse - Blackfoot
Spirit, fill us with light. Teach us to walk the soft earth as
relatives to all that live.
- Spirit of Peace
beauty may I walk;
With beauty before me, may I walk;
With beauty above me, may I walk;
With beauty below me, may I walk;
With beauty all around me, may I walk;
In beauty, may my walk be finished;
In beauty, may my walk be finished.
Lord of the mountain
Reared within the mountain,
Young man, chieftain,
Hear a young man's prayer!
Hear a prayer for cleanness.
Keeper of the string rain,
Drumming on the mountain;
Lord of the small rain,
That restores the earth to newness;
Keeper of the clean rain,
Hear a prayer for wholeness.
Young man, Chieftain,
Hear a prayer for fleetness.
Keeper of the deer's way,
Reared among the eagles,
Clear my feet of slowness,
Hear a prayer for courage.
Lord of the thin peaks
Reared among the thunders;
Keeper of the headlands,
Holding up the harvest,
Keeper of the string rocks,
Hear a prayer for staunchness.
Young man, Chieftain
Spirit of the Mountain.
Edward S. Yeoma
Oh Great Spirit, Our
Father, help us and teach us in the way of the truth; and keep me and
my family and my tribe on our true father's path, so that we may be in
good condition in our minds and in our bodies. Teach all of the little
ones in Your Way. Make peace on all the world. We thank you for the sun
and the good summer weather again; and we hope they will bring good
crops of grass for the animals and things to eat for all peoples.
attributed to Long Lance
Prayer for Peace
Spirit and all unseen, this day we pray and ask you for guidance,
humbly we ask you to help us and fellow men
to have recourse to peaceful ways of life, because of uncontrolled
deceitfulness by humankind.
Help us all to love, not hate one another. We ask You to be seen in an
image of Love and Peace. Let us be seen in beauty,
the colors of the rainbows. We respect our Mother, the planet &
our corn fields, with our loving care,
from Her breast we receive our nourishment.
Let us not listen to the voices of the two-hearted, the destroyers of
mind, the haters of self-made leaders, whose
lusts for power and wealth will lead us into confusion and darkness.
Seek visions always of world beauty
, not violence not battlefields.
It is our duty to pray always for harmony between man and earth, so
that the earth will bloom once more.
Let us show our emblem of love and goodwill for all life and land.
Pray for the House of Glass, (United Nations) Pray for within it are
minds clear and pure as ice and mountain streams.
Pray for the great leaders of nations in the House of Mica who in their
own quiet ways help the earth in balance.
We pray the Great Spirit that one day our Mother Earth will be purified
into a healthy peaceful one.
Let us Sing for strength of wisdom with all nations for the good of all
Our hope is not yet lost, purification must be to restore the health of
our Mother Earth for lasting peace and happiness,
Techqua Ikachi -- for Land and Life!
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