Black Elk’s Prayer - Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux

"Grandfather, Great Spirit, once more behold me on earth and lean to hear my feeble voice. You lived first, and you are older than all need, older than all prayer.

All things belong to you -- the two-legged, the four-legged, the wings of the air, and all green things that live.

"You have set the powers of the four quarters of the earth to cross each other. You have made me cross the good road and road of difficulties, and where they cross, the place is holy. Day in, day out, forevermore, you are the life of things."

Earth Prayers to The Great Spirit:

Great Spirit Prayer   Wae Wae Non Ne Mot, Menominee Tribe of Wisconsin   Black Elk’s Prayer - Holy Man of the Oglala Sioux   Big Thunder Prayer (Bedagi) late 19th century Algonquin  

Wisdom, Knowledge and Understanding  

The Circle Of Life Prayer  

An Indian Prayer  

Earth Healing Ceremony Prayer  

Indigenous Peoples' Literature


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